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Skeletal Radiol. 2008 May;37(5):481-3. doi: 10.1007/s00256-008-0456-1. Epub 2008 Feb 8.

Magnetic resonance imaging of acute "wiiitis" of the upper extremity.

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA.


We present the first reported case of acute "wiiitis", documented clinically and by imaging, of the upper extremity, caused by prolonged participation in a physically interactive virtual video-game. Unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated marked T2-weighted signal abnormality within several muscles of the shoulder and upper arm, without evidence of macroscopic partial- or full-thickness tearing of the muscle or of intramuscular hematoma.

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