Doctor Refutes The Sun’s Wii Claims
This weekend we posted a claim from the Sun’s times in the UK, that 10 people a week went to UK hospitals for Wii related injures. (See HERE) When I made this post I was not to sure how true this was. A doctor in the UK has the same feelings.
“I have seen a few injuries related to patients using the Wii. I do NOT think its anything to do with the Wii itself, but rather the player over using the device. There is no epidemic- I used to see 3 or 4 injuries and over the last few months there have been 7 to 10. The quote about 10 people admitted to hospital is INCORRECT. 10 people have been seen recently in hospital clinics is the fact. Broomfield (hospital) doesn’t keep specific Wii stats, but we do have soft tissue rheumatism stats under which this type of injury belongs, and we haven’t seen a great rise.” – Dr. Dev Mukerjee, of Broomfield Hospital