Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 481–483

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


  • Michael P. Nett
    • Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMayo Clinic
    • Department of RadiologyMayo Clinic
  • John W. Sperling
    • Department of Orthopedic SurgeryMayo Clinic
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


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.


Wiiitis Muscle edema Delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) MRI

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