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Augmented reality game-related injury
  1. Kate Gemma Richards,
  2. Kai Yuen Wong and
  3. Mansoor Khan
  1. Department of Plastic Surgery, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury, UK
  1. Correspondence to Kai Yuen Wong, kaiyuen.wong{at}


There are an increasing number of injuries associated with ambulatory mobile phone use. Pokémon Go is one of the first widely used mobile phone augmented reality games and generated substantial media interest. We present a case of electrical burns in a Pokémon Go player and review literature on ambulatory mobile phone injuries.

  • accidents, injuries
  • public health
  • plastic and reconstructive surgery

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  • Contributors KGR: literature review, content and review. KYW and MK: content and review.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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