2013 – “VideoAcl” Research: “The Videoinsight® Method: Improving Rehabilitation Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: a Preliminary Study”
In May 2013 it has been realized, in the Civil Hospital of Pescara, the first application of the Videoinsight® Method in Paediatrics, in the department headed by Prof. Pierluigi Lelli Chiesa. Rebecca Russo has shown selected artist videos to some hospitalized children, even to those presenting severe clinical impairments.
In January 2012 Rebecca Russo introduced the Videoinsight® Method in an Experimental Annual Medical Research, regularly approved by the Istitutional Ethical Committee. This first Research has been performed with the most rigorous methods of International Research Protocol and has been conducted at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna. The title of the study was “VIDEO-ACL RESEARCH. The application of Videoinsight® Method to improve the functional recovery after Anterior Cruciate ligament reconstruction”. The experimental protocol has been conducted in collaboration with Professor Maurilio Marcacci and Professor Stefano Zaffagnini’s Equipe. Specifically Rebecca Russo has shown to 100 adult patients, during the rehabilitation program, 16 artistic videos selected and evaluated according to their high or low Videoinsight® Impact. The objective of the study has been to evaluate the efficacy of Videoinsight® Method in improving and speed up the functional recovery of patients during the rehabilitation phase after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery of the knee.
For the first time Contemporary Art is used according to this innovative approach in Medicine, as a Rehabilitation support.
The results of this Research have been significative and have been published in International Scientific Journals in January 2013.
In 2013 the second experiment for the Application of the Videoinsight® Method in Medicine started at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute in Bologna. The name of this new Research was Video-TKA. It was an annual Experimental Research Protocol regularly approved by the Ethical Committee and follows the most rigorous scientific methods of International Research Protocol. The title was ‘The use of Videoinsight® Method to improve the physical recovery after cemented total knee prosthetic implant’. The study was performed in collaboration with the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Department of Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute directed by Professor M.G. Benedetti and with the Second Orhtopaedic Department of Bologna University.
In this Study 100 elderly patients that underwent total knee prosthesis performed the Rehabilitation Program with the support of Videoinsight® Method. Specifically medical equipe showed four artistic videos selected for their High Videoinsight® Impact to 100 old patients that performed rehabilitation protocol after TKA surgery. The objective of the study was that ‘The use of Videoinsight® method positively influences the pain level and the functional post-operative recovery of patients operated of total knee prosthesis at 3 months follow-up’.
Significant scientific results have been presented since March 2015.