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    • Prosthetic Triage: Inside the Paralympic Repair Shop

      September 14, 2016

      When you're an elite Paralympic competitor and your artificial limb isn't feeling quite right, there's a repair shop at Rio's athletes' village that can help.

      Run by the German prosthetic manufacturer Ottobock, it's part e​​mergency room and part industrial workshop where prosthetics get made, fitted and tested.

      The 100 technicians and staff, who speak a total of 29 languages, expect to perform more than 2,000 procedures or fixes before the Rio Paralympic Games wrap up.

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