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...

Can You Still Walk If You Have An Ankle Fracture? 

Steve Mora MD Orange County Sports Medicine Specialist Folklore has it that if you rolled your ankle and you can still walk you do not have a fracture.   That’s not always the case Just because you can apply weight after a twisting injury to your ankle doesn’t mean everything...

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...

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...

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...

Knee Arthritis Treatment does not Always Equal Joint Replacement

By Steve Mora MD Orange County Arthrtis Specialist  CAN YOU GUESS WHICH KNEE PICTURED BELOW HURTS? One of my patients recently came back to see me complaining of knee pain. He was having pain at night and stiffness. I had not seen him since I did a fat based stem...

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...

Taking Care of the Mixed Martial Arts Patient

Taking Care of the Mixed Martial Arts Patient  By Steve Mora MD Orange County MMA Combat Athlete Injury Specialist.  Some of my fondest childhood memories are those of my father and I watching Friday night boxing in the late seventies and early eighties. My father was a big boxing fan....

Persistent Knee Pain after Knee Arthroscopy

Persistent Knee Pain after Knee Arthroscopy   By Steve A. Mora, MD Orange County Knee Specialist You Had Knee Arthroscopy But Your Knee Still Hurts? I see patients with this situation on a daily basis. They are one of the most challenging groups. The usual scenario is one where a...