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Attention should be paid to preventing knee injury in tai chi exercise
  1. Hong-lin Chen1,
  2. Kun Liu2,
  3. Qin-Sheng You2
  1. 1Nantong University, Nantong, Jiangsu, China
  2. 2Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong, Jiangsu, China
  1. Correspondence to Hong-lin Chen, School of Nursing, University of Nantong, Nantong, Jiangsu Province, PR China; pphss{at}126.com

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We read with great interest the impressive article in the October issue by Day and colleagues,1 who found that tai chi can have a large effect on falls and fall-related hospitalisation rates.

Tai chi is a traditional Chinese health-promoting exercise. However, when the training method is not correct or the training intensity is too high, it can lead to knee joint injury. The symbol movement of tai chi is …

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