Wii Would Like To…Stay Out Of The Hospital?

23 12 2008

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From Foxnews.com

“British doctors are warning people this holiday season to be careful while playing Wii.  Up to 10 devastatingly unathletic idiots people a week end up in hospitals after managing to injure themselves while playing.

“There has been a 100 percent increase in patients complaining of Wii-itis,” Dr. Dev Mukerjee of Broomfield Hospital, Essex, told The Sun newspaper.

“It’s possible Wii-itis may lead to rheumatism or arthritis later in life. Patients often have inflamation of the shoulder or wrist,” said Dr. Mukerjee.

Another common injury is dubbed Wii-knee, blamed on the bending of the knee from the Wii-Fit game. This involves a special platform and a series of movements ranging from yoga to strength-training moves.

In extreme cases, the kneecap can be dislocated or pop out of joint.

Doctors treat Wii-knee with cortisone injections, icing, and anti-inflammatory painkillers. Treatment can last for three months.

So, what to do?  As with any exercise program, doctors advise stretching exercises before play.”

In related news, England’s universal health care has been rationing its services and turning away the old and obese.

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