Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 481–483

Magnetic resonance imaging of acute “wiiitis” of the upper extremity

  • Michael P. Nett
  • Mark S. Collins
  • John W. Sperling
Case Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00256-008-0456-1

Cite this article as:
Nett, M.P., Collins, M.S. & Sperling, J.W. Skeletal Radiol (2008) 37: 481. doi:10.1007/s00256-008-0456-1

Abstract

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.

Keywords

WiiitisMuscle edemaDelayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS)MRI

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael P. Nett
    • 1
  • Mark S. Collins
    • 2
  • John W. Sperling
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMayo ClinicRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA