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Not All Meniscus Tears are the Same

Steve Mora MD Orange County Knee Specialist It’s true that not all meniscus tears require surgery…however…tears which are flipped or displaced are ideally treated surgically. In cases such as the one pictured, knee arthroscopy and trimming is the only good option for reducing knee pain. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) and...
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Easy Test for Achilles Tears

Steve Mora MD Orange County Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Achilles tendon tears usually occur in athletes participating in sports that require jumping. The classic story is one where the athlete comes down from a jump and upon landing feels a very painful pop in the back of the heel or...
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Stem Cells and PRP for Treating Arthritis

Steve Mora MD Orange County Orthopedic Surgeon Arthritis Specialist I did some stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections today to treat a patient with severe arthritis. The stem cells were harvested from my patients pelvis bone. I use the Emcyte cell concentrating system provided by the company BioRich....
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Police Officer Unloading Vests

Steve Mora MD Orange County Orthopaedic Surgeon I’m very excited about the new unloading utility vest being tested by the Anaheim Police Department. For years Police Officers have struggling with neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder pain, low back pain and hip pain. It’s been suspected that the heavy utility...
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Surgical Treatment of Calcific Tendinitis and Rotator Cuff Tears- A Live Surgery Demonstration

By Steve Mora MD Orange County Shoulder Specialist Calcific tendinitis of the shoulder is a condition which usually presents with abrupt onset pain, stiffness and inflammation. It is a condition which involves the rotator cuff tendon. The pain is usually located over the outer and posterior aspect of the shoulder....
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Why is My Knee Swollen ?

Steve Mora MD Orange County Knee Specialist KNEE SWELLING 101: How to tell apart a KNEE EFFUSION from swelling associated with a Prepatella BURSITIS. This is important to know because the approach for removing the fluid is different and one type of swelling is more serious than the other. A...
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Ayacucho Mission 2017

By Shannon Abi Mora This past June my father and I went on a Medical Mission to Peru. It was the best father daughter experience ever.  We met up with a group of other medical providers who were also volunteering in the Ayacucho Mission – PAMS. We were part of a...
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What Does Arthritis Look Like ?

DOC, WHAT DOES ARTHRITIS LOOK LIKE? Steve Mora MD Orange County Knee Specialist I wish I could answer that question with just a couple of sentences. But I cannot. There is no easy way to answer this question. Arthritis is a degenerative condition of the joint which leads to numerous...
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ON THE TOPIC KNEE PAIN WITH A NEGATIVE MRI

By Steve Mora MD Orange County Knee Specialist ON THE TOPIC KNEE PAIN WITH A NEGATIVE MRI.  It’s not unusual for patients who are suffering with knee pain to have a “negative” MRI. This situation is relatively common. In cases of a strain or inflammation the MRI may indeed be...
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