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 4/1/2018, 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

354 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
4.9 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

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

Excellent Doctor and staff! Our daughter tore her ACL during her senior year and it was devastating. Dr. Farrow took the time to explain to all of us what he recommended and what to expect during recovery. He is an excellent surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner! Everyone we have seen has been awesome including the surgical staff. Highly recommend this group!!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

would definitely recommend Dr. Farrow for sports injuries. compassionate, kind, great bedside manner

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

Doctor was very understand of my issue

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Dr. Farrow saw me on the first work day after my ER visit, between surgical cases, and was wonderfully helpful. His followup phone call was also generous with time and information.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

provider was running behind because of surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

nice friendly staff and doctor

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

I've never experienced, especially with a specialist, a physician who literally has perfected the whole package . dr Farrow is genuinely kind and compassionate, incredibly thorough and knowledgeable, while explaining things in a way my teenager can understand . He is very organized and every follow up apt since my son's knee surgery and surgery, has been on time and efficiently managed .

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

Dr. Farrow always shows respect and listens intently. He never seems rushed and gives me a sense of confidence that I'm seeing the very best physician.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

it was a long wait for my appointment, I was called 25 minutes after my appointment time. The doctor was nice but I didn't feel like I received my allotted time

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018

Dr. Farrow is very kind and patient. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Dr. Farrow was thorough, understanding, and professional. His interpersonal skills are exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018

Dr. Farrow made sure we had our MRI results the same day. He even followed up with a call on a Saturday to go over the results. I am very pleased with the compassion and follow up we have received. This is our first experience with the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018

I was ALWAYS treated like I was not just another face in the crowd. I have nothing but good things to say about my doctor, my physical therapists or any of the associated staffs.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

Dr Farrow is a wonderful doctor who I would highly recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

Dr. Farrow has been nothing but the best. he is kind, gentle and listens to everything that I have to say. I absolutely adore him.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2018

Was very satisfied with ease of booking appointment, getting schedule and visit with my doctor. Good job CCF

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

very good. I think dr. farrow is good at what he does and gives straight answers without talking down to me.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

After 30 minutes I had to go to the reception desk and ask if Dr Farrow was running late despite the board saying his appointments were on time. The receptionist immediately went to check and told me he was running late and I was next.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

I've seen Dr Farrow twice for my shoulder problems and he has helped me both times ,very knowledgeable Physician ..,he gets right to the source ,understands my pain .

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2018

very pleased with all encounters at the Strongsville CCF. My NP is Maureen Kolasky-she is excellent . I trust her judgment and always receive My Chart answers within 24 hours. I see Dr. Farrow for knee problems. He listens, asks questions and I trust him. Have received PT to strengthen muscles supporting my knees.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018

Doctor gave me therapy exercises. I wish he would have told me if I had to do these indefinitely or not.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

Dr. Farrow is always very thorough when he goes over things with me and makes sure I understand what is going on.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

Dr Farrow is incredibly responsive, got me right in for an evaluation and injection. I'm back running again and am very grateful for his care.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2017

Dr Farrow is a great accomplished care provider and has an excellent ability to communicate. He has provided peace of mind with his thoroughness during my treatment. I am very happy to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2017

Dr. Farrow was very clear in his explanations.

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