Here are a couple of links to stories on a nerve transplant which restored some hand function to a 71 year old spinal injury patient.

The first is a news article on webmd and the second a detailed account from the source of the story, the Journal of Neurosurgery (nb with graphic clinical images)

http://www.webmd.com/brain/news/2012...ially-restored




http://thejns.org/doi/pdf/10.3171/2012.3.JNS12328