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Post-Op Patients Should Avoid the Ocean: CA Podiatrist

From: Podiatry Management Online
Published: January 5, 2012

California podiatrist Dr. Lyle Nalli warns post-op patients to avoid swimming in the ocean. "The salt water is a living estuary of bacteria. I tell my patients NOT to get in the water after surgery. And ocean water is the last resort. A typical pool has chlorine and other elements that make the environment for bacteria difficult."

Nalli is a graduate of the California College of Podiatric Medicine, and his interests include long board surfing and swimming.

 

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