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Dr. Steve Mora

Orthopedic Surgery
orange, CA
26 years experience male

Locations

Office

orange, CA

Address

1120 W. La Veta #300, orange, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(714) 941-9539

Insurances accepted

Blue Shield of California

About

Bio

I specializes in sportsmedicine, complex knee and shoulder reconstruction, hip arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, partial knee replacement and complex cartilage injuries of the knee. One of my core principles is to do all I can to make the correct diagnosis and provide patient tailored treatment. I have had my share of very serious orthopedic injuries therefore my perspective as an orthopedic doctor is unique. Because of my injuries and multiple surgeries I personally know what my patients are experiencing; both emotionally and physically. My treatment approach is generally conservative. I will offer non operative options whenever possible. I stay up to date on novel non operative treatments such as stem cell injections, amniotic tissue injections and platelet rich plasma. I am a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and of the Arthroscopic Association of North America. If you are interested I posted some patient testimonial videos on youtube.com.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

29 Answers
6 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Frosty insides: Probably not because of the fact that you central core is well insulated and cocooned w warm blood.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Prob Not: Bone islands are common. They are usually seen coincidentally on plain xray. They have a typical benign look. If you're concerned get another xray ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Groin : Get an MRI of your groin area if your concerned about cancer or tumors. If negative it will give you peace of mind.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Cramps: Cramps are extremely painful. The muscle contracts and is unable to relax. They happen suddenly and not really related to specific activities. Aches ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Post op pain: You're probably still healing. Pain at surgery site is common at 9 weeks.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Groin: I would see an orthopedic surgeon. You should have x-rays of your pelvis/hip. If the xray shows arthritis you can get a hip joint steroid injection u... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Shin : Depends on force of kick. You might just have a bone bruise vs soft tissue contusion. If the force was strong there is a possibility of a fracture. Se... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Arm pain: Your shoulder pain might be a radiculopathy rather than a labral problem. I would do 2 things: See a neurologist for an emg and a shoulder specialist ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Unusual symptoms : Its worth going to see a rheumatologist or family doctor. Your sx sound muscular/neurological/inflammatory and not your typical OA related joint pain... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Djd: Those findings are c/w degenerative joint disease,ie your knee has some wear on the ant and medial sides. As the cartilage wears down the joint space ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Ignore: Modify the way you lift and use arm. From now on lift w the palm of your hand always facing up.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Ignore: ACL injuries might be preventable if you follow a very specific conditioning program- >FMARC & PEP.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Ignore: If you suffered an acute injury & seem to not be able to raise your arm, you prob have a RC tear.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Locking fingers: You should prob see an ortho doc for X-rays and exam. It sounds like a "Trigger Digit" (TD) however you're on the young side to have this prob. TD usu... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Locked: You should see an orthopedic doctor right away if your knee is truly locked. If it's just periodically catching you can try physical therapy. Both lo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Achilles heel: it might be tendinosis ( partial tearing) or just a tight tendon. If it's not swollen it might just be tightness that needs PT. if there are any gross... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Shoulder: might be a pinched nerve in the neck vs bursitis in the shoulder. You'll need an exam by ortho doc.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Shoulder pain: It's not normal. You should double check w your surgeon first. You might need more therapy. Focus on stretching and deep tissue work.
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Black foot: You might have venous stasis dermatitis i.e. Circulation problem involving your veins leading to discoloration.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Joint Pain at night: Many of my patients with OA of the knee will report the same complaint. Sometimes the pain also occurs with prolonged sitting. For some reason the s... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
OS: Probably not. OP tends to cause isolated pubis pain. You're a bit young to have it unless it's due to inflammatory disease. Regardless OP does not cau... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Swelling: Leg swelling might be due to the arthritis however that usually only occurs on the side w the arthritis. If both legs are swollen it might be due to o... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Meds: yes you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) along with a anti-inflammatory such as diclofenac or Aleve. Just know that the Aleve or diclofenac can cause ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Slow to heal: You may want to ask your doctor if they can prescribe a Bone Growth Stimulator. Sometimes we fix these problems with surgery however it depends on man... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Ignore: If your doc says you have a large or massive tear, it may be beneficial to fix it soon.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Groin: its an unusual area to have pain. I would see a family doc first and then maybe a general surgeon.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Anemia: Its probably safe to have surgery even though you are anemic however it's a good idea to find out why you have anemia. In women the most common cause... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Achilles: Achilles tendinitis causes isolated pain and tenderness. You might have an S1 Radiculopathy. Get a second opinion.
A female asked:
Dr. Steve Mora
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Pop: You might have a meniscus tear. If it continues to hurt see an Ortho doc.

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HealthTap member
Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. I will check back with my surgeon.
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) So that is the reason for chronic knee pain
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ok so that's what I was cause the core doesn't get to a freezing point

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC Irvine School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1996MD

Residency

LAC+USC MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Alpha Omega Alpa Medical Honor Society
2012 HealthGrades• Patient Choice Award
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , Third Place, California - Fall
2015

Affiliations

American Association Of Orthopedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association Of North American (AANA)
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