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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}

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We read with great interest the impressive article in the October 2010 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 …

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