Category Archives: Sportsmedicine

A PAIN IN THE MOUTH:Oral Thrush

A PAIN IN THE MOUTH: One of my post- surgical patients presented one week after surgery with painful white lesions in his mouth. They hurt worse than his freshly operated knee! He had been on the usual post op antibiotics after his surgery. So what’s going on in his mouth....
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My Painful Knee- a personal story

STEVE MORA MD Orange County Orthopedic Surgeon My legs were severely injured when I was hit by a bus. I survived; however my legs were left permanently damaged. I received charitable care at @shrinershospitals @lashriners. The whole experience of being a patient was life-changing in so many ways. It led...
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The Importance of Stretching

Steve Mora MD Orange County Sports Medicine Specialist Stretching my “hamies” en route to Arizona. If you’ve ever seen me as a patient you’ve probably heard me say that stretching is the fountain of youth. It’s not enough to do weight training and aerobic workouts for maintaining vigor and youthfulness....
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Exploring Platelet Rich Plasma and Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Arthritis and Injury

Regenerative Medicine:  Exploring Platelet Rich Plasma and Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells for the Treatment of Arthritis and Injury Introduction When Dr. Mora was a child his life was forever changed when he was struck by a bus while living in Peru.  The bus mangled and crushed his legs.   After...
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How is Impingement and Rotator Cuff Tears Treated

How is Impingement and Rotator Cuff Tears Treated Steve A. Mora, MD Orange County Shoulder Specialist Introduction The term “Rotator Cuff” is used to describe the group of shoulder muscles and their tendons that helps control shoulder joint motion. The supraspinatus is at the top (superior) of the shoulder, the subscapularis...
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Distal Biceps Tears in Combat Athletes

Distal Biceps Tears In Combat Athletes By Steve A. Mora, M.D. Tendon and ligament tears are relatively common injuries in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Some of the MMA soft tissue injuries I frequently treat include torn tendons such as pectoralis major tendon tears, capsular tears of the shoulder and elbow,...
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