Apparently the French partial face transplant patient (a woman) has met with the French double hand transplant (a man). I don’t know if it is the media or the French medical system runs like a circus. The “human interest” angle is played but only small bits of real information are given.
The piece does mention that the woman has realized some facial movement and seems to be happy with her situation. The medical questions of what exactly was transplanted in the hand operation and other details like his pre-operative condition and the improvements realized in his case were not disclosed.
Hopefully this information will hit the medical literature so we can find out the “bottom line” on these procedures.