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Ruptured tendon sidelines Candy Crush gamer after weeks of constant play

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 16 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2054
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

A 29 year old man lost use of his left thumb after playing the smartphone game Candy Crush all day for more than six weeks, says a case report published online on 13 April in JAMA Internal Medicine.1

“He played with his left hand while using his right hand for other tasks, stating that ‘playing was a kind of secondary thing, but it was constantly on,’” wrote the report’s lead author, Luke …

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