"The Stakes are Definitely Higher with Athletes"
- Aired: 06/28/2012
- Rating: NR
Prosthetist Shane Ryley reveals the special care and technology needed to create high-performance artificial limbs for athletes - and to keep them tuned perfectly for best results. Ryley compares the impact that sports put on prosthetic limbs: "hundreds of times higher" than on biological legs.
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