Skeletal Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 481–483 | Cite as

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

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


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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Authors and Affiliations

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

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