UK- 10 People Hurt Due to Wii, Doctor’s Comments

“There has been a 100 per cent increase in patients complaining of Wii-itis. I’ve seen many patients aged between eight and 13 — and I’ve seen adults. It’s possible that Wii-itus may lead to rheumatism and arthritis in later life. Patients often have inflammation of the shoulder or wrist.” – Dr. Dev Mukerjee, of Broomfield Hospital

“I have seen a few injuries related to patients using the Wii. I do NOT think its anything to do with the Wii itself, but rather the player over using the device. There is no epidemic- I used to see 3 or 4 injuries and over the last few months there have been 7 to 10. The quote about 10 people admitted to hospital is INCORRECT. 10 people have been seen recently in hospital clinics is the fact. Broomfield (hospital) doesn’t keep specific Wii stats, but we do have soft tissue rheumatism stats under which this type of injury belongs, and we haven’t seen a great rise.” – Dr. Dev Mukerjee, of Broomfield Hospital

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