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October 15, 2008

All play and no work…

srikanth @ 10:16 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1224108976 ) Play

This condition was first reported by a US (wisconsin) doctor sometime in the 1990s and it got characterized as a new sort of repetitive strain injury.

Pics of one such case here:

A successor to this condition was again reported recently (June 7 2007 paper in the New England Journal of Medicine).

What are the two conditions?

Cracked (in whole/part) by Goyal , username , Atul Mathew , Debasish , Rahulk , Vinayak Sapru , Vaishnavi , Ananth , aditya_s , Dibyo , Siddharth Jain , vinayprasad and Prasad.

Answer:
Nintendinitis, and Wiiitis, after the game consoles of the same name.


15 Responses to “All play and no work…”

  1. Goyal
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    Nintendinitis
    Acute Wiiitis


  2. username
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    First Condition is Ulcerative “nintendinitis”
    http://www.mja.com.au/public/i.....h/koh.html

    Second Condition is “acute Wiiitis”


  3. Nintenditis (Game Boy inspired)
    Wii-itis


  4. Nintendinitis
    Playstation Thumb


  5. Rahulk
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    Wiiitis and Nintendinitis — all due to repeated button mashing….

    Wiiitis — pronounced “wee-eye-tis” — is the latest ailment to develop from the video game era, beginning with Space Invaders’ wrist in 1981, which was caused by the repeated button mashing required by the popular arcade game.

    In 1990, a Wisconsin doctor characterized the thumb soreness brought on by pushing the buttons on a controller as “Nintendinitis” after it affected a 35-year-old woman who played a Nintendo game without interruption for five hours.


  6. nintenditis and wiiitis


  7. Acute Wiiitis – an ailment caused by playing too much of Nintendo\’s video game Wii Sports Tennis?


  8. Carpal tunnel syndrome?


  9. Ananth
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    Nintendo Thumb & Wii-itis


  10. aditya_s

    1.Nintendinitis
    2. Wiiitis

    As if there was anything like playing too much!


  11. Pure guess!
    don’t know the technical name, but it has gotta do with excessive use of thumb for pressing teh space bar on a keyboard.
    Injury due to excessive use of key boards!


  12. Dibyo
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    Nintendinitis and Wiitis


  13. Siddharth Jain
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    Nintendinitis and Wiiitis.


  14. vinayprasad

    1)nintendinitis
    2)acute wiiitis


  15. Prasad

    nintendonitis?


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