Steve Mora MD Talks About MMA Injuries

Steve Mora MD Talks About MMA Injuries:  Anderson Silva Leg Injury UFC 168 Dec @8, 2013 Anderson Silva suffered a terrible tibia fracture today after his low kick was checked by Weidman. The force led to Silva's leg fracturing in what appeared to be a distal tibia fracture. Silva tried...

Persistent Knee Pain after Arthroscopy

Persistent Knee Pain after Arthroscopy   by Steve A. Mora, MD Orange County Knee Specialist So you've had knee arthroscopy but your knee still hurts.  This is something I frequently see in my office especially for second opinions.  The usual scenario is one where a patient had arthroscopic knee surgery for a...

One of the Most Common (and Serious) Injuries I see in Mixed Martial Arts

The sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) continues to grow rapidly. As the sport grows the number of injuries we see in it have also increased. Just like other sports there are unique injuries that can occur. These injuries are unique to the fact that in MMA you are dealing...

Mentoring, Medical Missions, and the Making of a Doctor

Recent Pre-Health Professions alum Justin Haghverdian had never traveled outside North America until the summer of 2013. His mentor, the orthopedic surgeon Dr. Steve Mora, had invited him on a medical mission to Peru. “Justin, you have to go. You’ll come back a different person,” the doctor promised him. So...

Reemplazo Total de la Rodilla

Reemplazo Total de la Rodilla Steve A. Mora, M.D. Si su rodilla está dañada severamente debido a la artritis o a una lesión, seguramente le es difícil realizar simples actividades cotidianas, como caminar o subir escaleras. Incluso es posible que comience a experimentar dolor estando sentado o acostado.   Si...

You’ve Injured Your Knee…..Now What?

You’ve Injured Your Knee.  Now What? by Steve A. Mora, MD I am very sorry to hear that you've injured your knee.  This is such a common injury in people of all ages.  It seems like active individuals tend to injure themselves more often however knee injuries can even happen with simple...

The Cauliflower Elbow : Post Traumatic Arthritis of the Elbow in Fighters

In the last 5 years I have been seeing more and more young active patients present with painful and stiff elbow joints.  All of these patients have been heavily involved in the practice of mixed martial arts (MMA) or Jiu-Jitsu.  Most of them have been professional fighters. These patients present...

Preparing For Your Upcoming Surgery

The best way to prepare for surgery is a few weeks before rather than the night before the procedure.  I believe that you can affect the outcome of your surgery by preparing well in advance.  For example, maximizing your nutrition, taking vitamins and stopping harmful habits such as smoking can...