Medal Quest

"The Stakes are Definitely Higher with Athletes"

Clip: Season 1 | 4m 5s | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 06/27/12

Rating: NR

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At the Sochi Games

Relive the glory at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Read game recaps and browse photos of Team USA as it vies for a gold-medal victory.

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