ROOT TEARS OF THE MENISCUS- The Hidden Tear

Steve Mora MD Orange County Knee Specialist ON THE TOPIC OF "ROOT" TEARS OF THE MENISCUS AND MORE: There is an unusual type of meniscus tear pattern which we call "root avulsion" or "root tears". These tears occur in the back of the knee at the point where the meniscus...

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...

The Cauliflower Elbow: The Stiff and Painful Elbow in MMA

The Cauliflower Elbow: The Stiff and Painful Elbow in MMA by Steve Mora MD Orange County Elbow Specialist I have been seeing more and more young active patients present with painful and stiff elbow joints. The majority of these patients have been heavily involved in the practice of mixed martial arts...

The Art of Taking Care Of Police Officer Injuries- What you need to know. 

The Art of Taking Care of Police Officer Injuries- What You Need To Know.  By Steve A. Mora MD Orange County Orthopedic Surgeon As an Orange County orthopedic doctor I have the privilege of treating patients who work in various fields. One of my favorite patient groups to treat are...

One of My Best Success Stories: A Christmas Miracle- A Compound Fracture of the Tibia

A Christmas Miracle- A Compound Fracture of the Tibia  Steve Mora MD Orange County Fracture Specialist Warning.  Very graphic images below. If you ask any Orthopedic surgeon about success stories they will tell you that there are too many to count.  However if you ask them about cases that seemed...

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...