Category Archives: Knee

What Makes a Meniscus Tear Bad?

By Steve Mora MD Orange County Knee Specialist Not all meniscus tears require surgery. The ones that do are those that are displaced and are causing painful catching and locking. • • In this particular case the patient presented with sharp stabbing pain that came on abruptly after playing soccer....
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How to Deal with Knee Stiffness. Another option.

STEVE Mora MD Orange County Knee Specialist THIS DEVICE MIGHT HELP IF YOU CANNOT FULLY EXTEND YOUR KNEE: Can you say “Extensionator” without sounding like Arnold @schwarzenegger ? ▶️ Loss of knee extension can cause a multitude of problems including an abnormal walking pattern, anterior knee pain, patellofemoral arthritis,...
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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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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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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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Adult Stem Cells for the Treatment of Knee Arthritis

Steve Mora MD Orange County Stem Cell Specialist Treating knee arthritis is not always easy. Arthritis affects people differently. Therefore a patient and disease specific approach needs to be followed. You can’t expect that three steroid injections, physical therapy, Advil and a brace is going to help everybody. You also cannot expect everybody...
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The Knee Manicure

WHAT IS A KNEE MANICURE?  Steve Mora MD Some meniscus tears of the knee just don’t do well with nonsurgical treatment. When patients fail to get better with nonsurgical treatment, knee arthroscopy can help. Unfortunately when the tear is complex (see pics) the torn fragments cannot be sewn together.  Although...
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