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Bought a new Wii? Be careful about “Wiiitis”!

Posted by kiwiscanfly on June 8, 2007

A family practice physician named a new variant of Nintendinitis in a in a letter to the New England Journal of Medicine.
clipped from www.reuters.com

Wiiitis — pronounced “wee-eye-tis” — is the latest ailment to develop from the video game era, beginning with Space Invaders’ wrist in 1981, which was caused by the repeated button mashing required by the popular arcade game.

Nintendo’s Wii game can captivate for hours and “unlike in the real sport, physical strength and endurance are not limiting factors,” Bonis of the Research Group in Biomedical Informatics in Barcelona, Spain, wrote.

“What convinced me to send the case report was that a friend of mine, after playing ‘Wii Sports’ suffered from a similar complaint,” Bonis told Reuters in an e-mail. “I have not found other cases in my clinical practice, but it is probably an underdiagnosed condition.” Continued…

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