Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Strongsville Family Health Center
Primary Location

Strongsville Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction Of The Knee
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • ACL Injury
  • Broken Bones
  • Bursitis
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Medical Problems In Athletes
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Sports Injuries
View all 17 Specialties +


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About Lutul Farrow, MD

Lutul D. Farrow, MD is an orthopaedic surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Farrow is a member of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health and currently serves as the Program Director for the Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.

Dr. Farrow grew up in the city of Cleveland and attended South High School. After high school he completed his collegiate studies at Baldwin Wallace University. Dr. Farrow went on to earn his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals.  He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the Cleveland Clinic.  Dr. Farrow is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Farrow also has specialized Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Dr. Farrow’s areas of expertise include Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and arthroscopy and athletic conditions involving the knee and shoulder. Dr. Farrow has extensive experience in the care of athletes at all levels of training ranging from recreational sports to Professional athletics. Since beginning practice, Dr. Farrow has served as a Team Physician for The NFL Cleveland Browns, The University of Arizona Wildcat and Pima Community College Aztecs athletic programs, the Tucson Rodeo, and both the MLB Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies during their spring training in Tucson. Currently, Dr. Farrow serves as the Head Orthopaedic Consultant for Baldwin Wallace University and Head Team Physician at Brunswick High School.

Dr. Farrow’s research interests include the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee and elbow, healthcare disparities in sports medicine, and outcomes research. He has authored multiple book chapters in orthopaedic sports medicine textbooks and over twenty manuscripts in peer-reviewed orthopaedic surgery journals. Dr. Farrow has also participated as a visiting lecturer and presented his research both nationally and internationally. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Farrow enjoys spending time with his wife, Tenisha and their three sons. He is an avid runner and enjoys golfing.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine; arthroscopy and reconstruction of the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/25/2017, Dr. Farrow has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

385 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2017

doctor did not listen fully to what most likely caused issue, just looked at other doctor's notes to determine.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2017


Reviewed on Jul 7, 2017

Dr. Farrow is an amazing doctor and we could not be more pleased with his care provided to my son who had to have surgery on his knee. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2017

absolutely no follow up care or directions or mention of pain. zero...

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2017

No stone left unturned. I received excellent care.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2017

Dr Farrow discussed with me what I need to do and when to return to see him again.

Reviewed on May 1, 2017

He explained everything we needed to do and provided us time to ask question too.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2017

Dr. Farrow was very clear in the treatment plan

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2017

Very good visit. I always feel assured that I am in a good place physically when I see Dr. Farrow.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2017

Thanks Dr. Farrow and staff ... and Craig M, my physical therapist. You helped me recover well from my broken patella, and I am grateful for the time, attention and care you provided.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2017

Dr Lutul Farrow is an awesome surgeon he did a good job on my son knee injury.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2017

I have had nothing but good experiences during every visit.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

very very pleased with Doctor Farrow

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

Dr. Farrow is the best doctor we have had!!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017


Reviewed on Feb 10, 2017

I left feeling his office feeling hopeful and prepared for my next surgery. He listened and felt that he could get me where I wanted to be with my knee.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2017

just excellent customer service

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2017

Dr. Farrow is a caring and excellent doctor! Thank you Dr. Farrow and God Bless You!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2016

Additionally, time was taken to explain and answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2016

Dr. Farrow is one of the best physicians I see at the clinic

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2016


Reviewed on Nov 11, 2016

Dr. Farrow - none better. Would and will recommend him at every opportunity.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2016

This was my first visit to Dr. Farrow. I left my visit feeling I am fortunate to have a doc as caring for my personal health. I would imagine everyone would wish they could say that.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2016

The only disappointing thing was we were supposed to be sent to get a brace right after his apt. in the same building but no one sent us so we had to make another trip a few days later. We live about an hour away so this was a huge inconvenience. I don't know who was at fault for that, but with the wonderful care that Dr. Farrow has given our son, we choose to overlook it. The nurse was sweet and everyone we've dealt with here has been amazing.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2016

Dr. Farrow is the absolute best. No wonder he has the most positive reviews on the Clinic website. The world needs more doctors like him.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2016

dr. farrow was top notch everything!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2016

I felt the Dr. did a good job of reviewing my history and the x-rays he had ordered and giving a physical exam. However, after the diagnosis of arthritis, he gave a very general review of treatment options and did not seem to link treatment with my stage of disease. In particular, I was unsure if I should keep with my current regiment of physical therapy and medications. He did not tell me if I should expect improvement vs. worsening of my condition.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2016

Dr. was knowledgeable & it was a good visit. Thank you.

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