Navigation Links
Wii Popularity Leads to New Kind of Gaming Injury
Date:2/3/2010

Instead of hand pain, some injure their feet on Wii boards, report notes

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Following the introduction of Wii to video gaming in 2006, more than just the ligaments and tendons in the hands of players are getting injured these days: a new report details foot injuries that have been incurred while playing with the Wii.

"Before these types of games were introduced, patients typically presented with ligament injuries of the hand from intensive use of [video game] hand-held controls," noted Karen A. Eley. A plastic surgery resident and doctoral candidate at Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust in Great Britain, she outlined the specific nature of what is now known as "Wiiitis" in a letter in the Feb. 4 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

"Now, the injuries seem to affect any region of the body," Eley added.

In her commentary, Eley said that the so-called "Nintendinitis" of the 1990s -- involving thumb tendon pain -- has given way to an increasing number of foot-related injuries in conjunction with the rise of the popularity of the Wii.

Such injuries can result, for example, when otherwise healthy players fall off special pressure-sensitive "balance boards" that are raised two inches off the ground and are designed to read the body movements of gamers without the need for hand controls.

This type of fall has been seen to result in soft-tissue swelling, dislocations, muscle pulls and even small fractures -- as highlighted by Eley in recounting the case of a 14-year-old girl who sought emergency medical care for such injuries at a British hospital.

Head injuries are another aspect of Wiiitis, Eley pointed out, resulting from the grouping of gamers in confined spaces, prompting unintentional bumping and striking.

Her observations notwithstanding, Eley said that Wiiitis injuries are not yet a frequent hazard of gaming.

"I h
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. HSA Plans Gain Popularity as Premium Costs Rise
2. Despite popularity, researcher finds not everyone can successfully learn through online courses
3. HSA Banks Group Online Enrollment Option Jumps in Popularity
4. Dr. Sherrell Aston Addresses the Popularity of Dermal Fillers and Possible Long Term Side Effects
5. As Biking Popularity Grows, so Must the Spotlight on Safety
6. Safety and Quality Contribute to Popularity of Assisted Living
7. Intralase “Bladeless” Lasik Gains Popularity in the Raleigh, NC Area
8. Refurbished and Used Industrial Parts Washers Grow in Popularity
9. Consumer Driven Health Plans Surpass HMOs in Popularity With Employees
10. Alternative Therapies And Their Growing Popularity
11. Consumer Driven Health Plans Surpass HMOs in Popularity with Employees
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/7/2015)... , ... July 07, 2015 , ... Difass USA, a ... help pass those long, stressful days at work is knowing that there is hopefully ... laid back and stress free as imagined. Planning for a vacation can be quite ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... July 07, 2015 ... ... International Business Times highlights rumors about possible facial rejuvenation that have emerged about ... year-old former U.S. Secretary of State looks more youthful than she has in ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... Greatist today announced the ... helps active people find the most fun activities to do with friends. , The ... It also increases Greatist’s opportunity for events, e-commerce, and brand partnerships. , “I’ve been ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... July 07, 2015 , ... ... only industry group whose board is limited to permit holders. The Medical Cannabis ... how to move the industry forward and are committed to making sure patients ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... ... July 07, 2015 , ... At the end of June Pacific Prime Renewals team in Hong ... This initiative, spearheaded by the Renewals Manager, Danielle Cotton, aims to not only reduce but ... this initiative Cotton explained, “We send anything between 300 and 600 pieces of paper per ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Difass USA Offers Eight Tips to Help Relax and Enjoy Summer Vacation 2Health News:Difass USA Offers Eight Tips to Help Relax and Enjoy Summer Vacation 3Health News:Recent Article on Hillary Clinton Plastic Surgery Speculation Illuminates the Reasons Many Professionals Explore Facial Rejuvenation, says Dr. J 2Health News:Recent Article on Hillary Clinton Plastic Surgery Speculation Illuminates the Reasons Many Professionals Explore Facial Rejuvenation, says Dr. J 3Health News:Greatist Acquires Active Lifestyle Brand Blood, Sweat & Cheers 2Health News:Cannabis Growers and Dispensaries Form Medical Cannabis Alliance of Illinois 2Health News:Pacific Prime Hong Kong Renewals Team Starts Push to go Green 2
... prepare for a day without cigarettes and tobacco products ... Smokeout (R) (November 21), new research gives them more ... to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery ... organization,s annual meeting in September 2008 are studies that ...
... Nelson, PhD, served as vice-chair of the advisory committee ... by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ... for Physical Activity and Nutrition and Associate Professor of ... Policy at Tufts. , "After reviewing a ...
... A further new multidisciplinary journal in the neurosciences, ... March 2009. With this addition to its publishing ... of research, current practices and future trends in the ... the gap between the life sciences, social sciences, engineering, ...
... Institute have found that reducing the levels of vascular endothelial ... of new blood vessel growth, in adult mice causes the ... retina that are essential to visual function. This finding, published ... implications for the chronic use of promising new anti-VEGF drugs ...
... WOBURN, Mass., Nov. 3 Culbert Healthcare,Solutions, ... services firm, announced today that Norm Botsford ... the Strategic Services practice., Mr. Botsford ... Officer,at University Physicians Healthcare (UPH), the health ...
... Scientists at Schepens Eye Research,Institute have found that reducing ... best known as a stimulator of new blood,vessel growth, ... Muller,glia -- cells of the retina that are essential ... 2008 PLoS ONE, holds implications for,the chronic use of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Smokers see decline in ability to smell, rise in laryngitis, and upper airway issues 2Health News:Tufts' Nelson a leader on Physical Activity Guidelines advisory committee 2Health News:Springer launches Cognitive Computation 2Health News:Anti-VEGF drugs for retinal diseases could have serious side effects, scientists caution 2Health News:Anti-VEGF drugs for retinal diseases could have serious side effects, scientists caution 3Health News:Norm Botsford Joins Culbert Healthcare Solutions' Strategic Services Team 2Health News:Anti-VEGF Drugs for Retinal Diseases Could Have Serious Side Effects, Scientists Caution 2Health News:Anti-VEGF Drugs for Retinal Diseases Could Have Serious Side Effects, Scientists Caution 3
(Date:7/7/2015)... DUBLIN , June 30, 2015 ... has announced the addition of the "Deciphering ... Strategies" report to their offering. ... pharmaceutical companies have been involved in a series ... patent cliff has resulted in significant overcapacities in ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... , 7. Juli 2015 BioClinica®, ... für klinische Studien, gab heute bekannt, dass es ... Unternehmen bei Gewinnung und Erhalt von Patienten übernommen ... MediciGlobal , Ltd. und Access to Patients, ... einen Dienst zum Auffinden von Patienten, die für ...
(Date:7/7/2015)... July 7, 2015   InspireMD, Inc. ... leader in embolic protection systems ("EPS"), today announced ... System integrated with MicroNet ™ has received ... New Product Innovation Award.  Through active market research ... and consultants recognize the successful introduction of new ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Deciphering Global Major Pharmaceutical Companies - New Outsourcing Demands and Strategies 2Deciphering Global Major Pharmaceutical Companies - New Outsourcing Demands and Strategies 3BioClinica übernimmt MediciGroup 2BioClinica übernimmt MediciGroup 3BioClinica übernimmt MediciGroup 4InspireMD Receives Frost & Sullivan 2015 European Coronary Stent New Product Innovation Award 2InspireMD Receives Frost & Sullivan 2015 European Coronary Stent New Product Innovation Award 3InspireMD Receives Frost & Sullivan 2015 European Coronary Stent New Product Innovation Award 4InspireMD Receives Frost & Sullivan 2015 European Coronary Stent New Product Innovation Award 5
... 17, 2010 Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL ) ... Inc. have been sued by Shionogi Pharma Inc. and CIMA ... New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug ... mg, 15 mg and 30 mg. This product is the ...
... Dr. Marisa Weiss, president and founder of Breastcancer.org ... a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... to review data for Avastin,s use in metastatic HER2-negative ... FDA has recommended removing Avastin,s approval to treat breast ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Mylan Confirms First-to-File Patent Challenge Relating to Orapred ODT® 2Non-Profit Breastcancer.org Shares Concerns with FDA on Avastin Breast Cancer Recommendation 2Non-Profit Breastcancer.org Shares Concerns with FDA on Avastin Breast Cancer Recommendation 3
...
Liquichek Hematology-16T Control is a hematology reference control used in monitoring determinations of blood cell values on TOA SYSMEX cell counters....
Liquichek Autoimmune Controls are individual controls for monitoring the performance of autoimmune assays....
Liquichek Autoimmune Controls are individual controls for monitoring the performance of autoimmune assays....
Medicine Products: