Patient Spotlight: Darrell Terry’s Orthopaedic Trauma

Suffering from any type of trauma can be devastating and leave both the patient and their family frantically searching for answers and treatment options. Through Dr. Glass’s work with Darrell Terry, OrthoUnited proves that even life-altering traumatic injuries can be swiftly cared for, giving the patient back their quality of life.

About Darrell Terry's Treatment

Darrell Terry was unaware as he continued his day at work that his life was about to be dramatically altered. While inside a trench installing a sewer lateral for a construction project, the trench bank collapsed inwards, trapping Darrell on the other side of the bank. The incident resulted in Darrell’s body being crushed.

After being rushed to the emergency room and receiving x-rays, Darrell was told that his injuries were too extensive for the emergency room, and he was sent to the ICU. Darrell spent nineteen days in the intensive care unit, accompanied by his wife Tracey Terry. Tracey recalls that, “Most of the doctors we talked to did not think he would walk again possibly. A lot of them didn’t even know if the surgery could be done.”

Darrell remarks that for the first few days in the intensive care unit, no one had answers about his condition, surgery, or ability to walk again—until he met with Dr. Ericka Glass. Darrell and his wife were referred to Dr. Glass by almost every medical professional within the ICU. Both Darrell and his wife Tracey were extremely impressed with Dr. Glass, stating, “She comes in and right away she is upbeat and positive and it’s like a huge weight was lifted.” Dr. Glass promised to help restore Darrell’s quality of life and was confident that he would walk again. After the surgery, Darrell believed that even by the next day he felt entirely different. Darrell and Tracey acknowledge that even though the accident was life-changing, they would not have made it through without Dr. Glass and her wonderful spirit and skill.

Orthopaedic Trauma at OrthoUnited

Based out of North Canton, Ohio, OrthoUnited is here to help you through you or your loved one’s orthopaedic concerns. Orthopaedic trauma can happen at any time unexpectedly, and it is important to have specialists you can trust. At OrthoUnited, our trauma department can tackle any case from a simple bone fracture to a multiple break trauma.

Rather than visiting an emergency room and then being referred to an orthopaedic surgeon, we offer Orthopaedic Express Care for injuries that require quick treatment and immediate care by an orthopaedic specialist. Express Care is open (for walk-ins and appointments) weekdays from five p.m. to nine p.m. and Saturdays from nine a.m. to two p.m.

Our surgery center offers services from consultations to imaging, casting, and splinting, as well as boasting next-day surgery scheduling at the ambulatory surgery center.

OrthoUnited is equipped to deal with all varieties of trauma including:

  • Complex peri-articular fractures
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Post-traumatic deformities
  • Fracture nonunions and malunions
  • Osteomyelitis and other orthopaedic infections
  • Acute and geriatric fractures

Meet Our Traumatology Doctors

Dr. Ericka Glass

OrthoUnited has two fellowship-trained and board certified doctors ready to handle your orthopaedic trauma. Ericka Glass, MD obtained her medical degree from Medical College of Ohio and specializes in orthopaedic trauma. As a resident instructor and published specialist, Dr. Glass specializes in pelvic and acetabular fractures, upper and lower extremity trauma, foot and ankle injuries, and fracture nonunions and malunions.

Dr. Frederick Korpi

In addition to Dr. Glass, OrthoUnited also has Frederick Korpi, DO on the traumatology team. Dr. Korpi received his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. While new to our surgery center, he has extensive experience working in the OrthoUnited Express Care. Dr. Korpi specializes in general orthopaedic surgery and orthopaedic trauma.

Request a Consultation

Navigating orthopaedic trauma can prove to be difficult, but at OrthoUnited, you will receive support and peace of mind throughout the process. If you have suffered orthopaedic trauma and are still living with the painful side effects, contact us today to schedule a consultation!