Doctors Fear "Wii Knee" Epidemic This Christmas

01/19/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Kate Devlin Medical Correspondent Daily Telegraph

The games, which encourage players to mimic the actions of sports, can cause painful sprains and fractures, they added.

Although the games have been praised for encouraging people to be more active, using them incorrectly or for long periods can lead to injuries.

This year, the Wii is predicted to be one of the most popular Christmas presents. But doctors said those who spent too long on the games, especially those unused to exercise, were at risk of strain.

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