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Dr. John Grobman

Orthopedic Surgery
Gilford, NH
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Gilford, NH

Address

Hillside Medical Park, 14 Maple Street,Ste 100, Gilford, NH
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Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

65 Answers
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
No: "loose joints" are typically genetic, rarely post trauma and never a result of other joints being loose. Most commonly shoulders knees and fingers are... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Normal: This is medical talk for a basically normal mri. The minimal changes occur with aging and wear and tear.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Unrelated need eval: The bump on the ?Palm side of hand is likely dupiytrena contracture which is a growth of scar on the tendons that bend fingers. As it worsens needs tr... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Low risk: Unusual to get "stress fractures" in spine. Perhaps compression fractures? In any event very low risk of later paralysis.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Not when healed: If still in cast you need to follow your doctors instructions. In general, light exercise in cast is ok. After healed, no problem.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Many possible causes: Pain with breathing implies involvement of ribs or diaphragm. Most likely is muscular pain, but if this continues beyond another week or so or worsens... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Neither likely: Almost certainly not infection. Sprain is injury to ligaments..Also unlikely. More likely is strain of back and or shoulder and neck. Check if you are... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Need more info: Sudden change? Tingling in arms and legs? Facial tingling not related to cervical fusion..Any weakness, balance, visual issues? Speech problems? See a... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Could be trouble: Since you asked about singular knee I am concerned! if both were same this is frequently normal but not for just one knee. If you have injured this kn... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Abdominal issue: This sounds like what could be gall bladder problems or reflux. Could try otc med like Prilosec briefly. Also avoid eating shortly before lying down a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Normal for injury: You should take care to avoid additional cold injury as your hands heal. Unless you have blisters or blackened skin the fingers should heal.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Unclear connection: Cmp is a condition of irritation and inflammation of the retro patellar surface cartilage. Betolvex is vitamin B12 most commonly prescribed for anemia... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Lots of maybes: This kind of aching could be nothing but there are inflammatory conditions that could be the cause. Ok to watch if not progressive and spreading to ot... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Could be tendinitis: Tendinitis or less likely nerve compression in arm. Exam distinguishes the two. Therapy is likely recommendation.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: Two kinds of "cartilage" in knee..Surface cartilage which is white shiny cover on bones and meniscal which is the "shock absorber" between bones on ea... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Rest voice: Strained vocal cords, rest. No loud talking yelling or singing.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Fair: Function will be impaired but pain should be better after. Need thorough discussion with surgeon about time to heal and realistic outcome. Fair questi... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Common issue: Not to worry unless swelling severe or doesn't go away fairly quickly. Try elevating hands for 20 mins to see if goes away faster!
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
? Spasm of eye : This sounds a bit like fatigue symptom of eye muscle which will cause twitching. It will be worse with fatigue or stress. Any eye symptoms noted? Cou... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Probably neck issue: Any history of neck injury? Any radiation of pain/numbness/weakness into arms or legs? If so, see your pcp. If not try some gentle neck flexibility ex... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Tylenol (acetaminophen) safest: Could take 1000mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) three times a day. If you don't have stomach issues, you can add NSAID like Ibuprofen 400 to 600 mg three... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
More info?: At rest? With exertion? Does it hurt to breathe or have pressure on ribs on right? If so, should be checked out by pcp. Could be liver or irritation o... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes : You can definitely take together but you also might want to add Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) to the ibuprofen. I tell patients to take Ibup... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
? Sciatica: This sounds like sciatica which is nerve pain caused by a "pinched nerve" in low back. If the duration of these symptoms is less than 6 weeks, i'd be ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Pinched nerve?: Could be lumbar nerve compression, diabetic or other neuropathy or local nerve irritation tarsal tunnel syndrome...Is it in both feet at all?
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Least likely cause: Aneurysm is unlikely cause of a headache lasting so long. Any other symptoms? Visual problems?Balance? Speech? Headache lasting that long needs to be ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Therapy?: Should be in therapy at this point, if not coming along need to check with your surgeon. Depends on swelling, etc.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Maybe chondritis: Costo-chondritis is irritation of cartilages where ribs attach to sternum..Hurts to press on front end of ribs or to squeeze ribs side to side. If not... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
No but strain is: The bending doesn't harm but combined with any exertion does increase disc pressure. You are better off to sit or kneel than to stoop.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Likely: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) allergy is usually a sulfa allergy so would think you would also react to sulfamethazole. Let your doctor ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Maybe. Nerve at knee: Perineal nerve might be irritated at knee level. If no weakness in foot or back pain i'd give it a couple weeks then see ortho doc if no better.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Nocturnal cramps: Check that you are well-hydrated, can try eating extra banana a day. Common problem but no cure.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Possibly: That angle alone is a bit worrisome for worsening. The full picture of your curve including levels and how well balanced your spine is is also importa... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Maybe a pinched nerv: This kind of pain on back of scapula can be due to muscles of shoulder girdle or in some cases is a referred pain from pinched nerve in neck. Any numb... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Post op changes: Assume MRI suggested this diagnosis. Typical after this sort of surgery. Suggest good trial with pt as further surgery will create more scar tissue. S... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Unlikely related: How long has the spot been there? Does it blanch when pressed? Tender? Numbness on back likely is related to a nerve compression and needs an exam to ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Depends on the cause: Most leg ulcers are the result of poor venous flow out of the leg and chronic swelling. This is not something to self diagnose and treat. Loss of limb... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Surgery elective: Only surgery will remove skin but it is totally elective and seldom needed unless huge weight loss. Not minor surgery!
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Maybe not: If the tendon is mostly intact and there is no gap you could try conservative care. Was this an acute injury? If so better prognosis for success witho... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
More info: I assume the acl graft was intact at second and third surgery? If scar involves area under or in behind patella this best explains catching. If it is ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Possibly rib injury : Could relate to rib or muscles of rib cage or abdominal issues. Any other symptoms such as pain with deep breath suggesting ribs, bowel changes or nau... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Not sure of ?: So sorry you waited that long. I know i try very hard to avoid being late but sometimes emergencies and other patients' demands do happen. If you are ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Hard to say : Not enough to go on here...Could be from the shoulder or a pinched nerve in neck. If persisting or worsening needs a good history and exam.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Could be a problem: If the surgeon felt this was new bowing that could be due to too much stress on the rod. That would be very unusual with modern rods as they are very ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Stretching exercise: Not much to do except stretching and rest at this point. If no better postpartum get evaluated.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
None: You almost certainly get enough in your normal diet. Too much can sicken you. Absolutely don't take over 40 mg per day as supplement.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes: Could be an abscess or a cyst..Needs attention.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Back problem?: This sounds like low back issue aggravated by pregnancy. I would see your pcp. In meantime, doing low back exercises especially toning abdominals and ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Likely irritation: Start straight leg raises and avoid bent to straight exercises, squatting, knee extensions. Nsaid may help also.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Grobman
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Needs exam: Could be tumor..Lipoma or less common form. Could be nothing. How long ago did you notice it? Is it getting larger? Should be examined.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Grobman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Grobman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for responding. Saw my regular Dr tbis week, had full blood workup and abdominal ultrasound. Hope to know shortly.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Very helpful. Im going to call my liver dr tomorrow,thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

Yale New Haven Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, New Hampshire - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, New Hampshire - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, New Hampshire - Winter
2013
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