Dr. Steve Mora, MD

Dr. Steve Mora, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Steve Mora, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

1120 W La Veta Ave Ste 300

Orange, CA 92868

Contact Information

(714) 598-1745

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • MultiPlan
  • Travelers
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Mora performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Dr. Mora's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Mora "Dr. Mora has extensive training and experience taking care of sports related trauma and arthritis. He is a native of Orange County. Dr. Mora's long-term goal as a young man was to establish an Orthopaedic surgery practice close to his roots in Orange County. His vision of becoming an Orthopaedic Surgeon was borne out of his own personal experience as a young patient requiring numerous surgeries following a car accident. He firmly believes that these past experiences as a patient now allow him to empathize, understand and bond with his patients in a very unique way. He graduated from Anaheim High School and the completed his medical school training at the University of California Irvine (UCI). While at UCI School of Medicine he finished in the top of his class with AOA Medical Society honors. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at the University of Southern California (USC/LAC) Medical Center where he gained extensive experience taking care of high energy trauma and complex fractures. He rounded off his surgical training and refined his surgical skills with a Sportsmedicine, Shoulder, Knee and Cartilage Fellowship at the Santa Monica Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine group. He stays on top of cutting edge technology through his membership with the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He takes pride in treating injuries both operatively and non-operatively. He has a special interest in Orthobiological treatments including Platelet Rich Plasma and Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cell Injections. Dr. Mora is in private practice as La Veta Orthopaedic Associates in the City of Orange. Dr. Mora's family heritage is Peruvian. He speaks fluent Spanish. Please visit Youtube.com channel SteveMoramd and webpage MyOrthoDoc.com for more information. Thank you"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Mora "I hope to create a close patient-doctor relationship based on trust and mutual respect. I believe my patients' medical treatment begins with their complete understanding of their condition. I believe that a patient can never be given too much accurate and useful information. With this in mind, I make every effort to first and foremost- listen to my patient. Then I spend the time necessary to educate them on every detail of the treatment plan. Lastly I am dedicated towards maintaining my orthopaedic knowledge and expertise as cutting edge as possible.  I am dedicated to solving problems that cause pain.""

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

87  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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43  Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • L a Co Usc Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Sports Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Mora has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Mora's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Mora to family and friends
22 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Mora's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I feel that Dr. Mora is not the best as a communicative surgeon. He performed an arthroscopic knee procedure with removal of a Baker's cyst. There was unusual pain, and swelling however, the doctor took no real concern in my case postoperatively.
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If Care, Ability, Skill, Knowledge and Professionalism are your main concerns then he's your surgeon. If you focus more on wait times at your first meeting and maybe at your pre-op appt. then maybe he's not your surgeon but I did get right in on surgery day. Personally I can care less about wait...more
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Excellent surgeon. Very compassionate. Cares about you as an individual and what is best for you. Told me in advance what would happen as far as the surgery and recovery period. Right on. could not be more pleased with Dr. Mora and his office staff.
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