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 Education - 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 and shoulder, Athletic medicine, Musculoskeletal conditions affecting athletes and athletically minded individuals

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/13/2019, 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

400 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 4.8
Listens 3.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

69 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I am so impressed with this doctor

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

I appreciate Farrow's caring and bedside manor very much. so glad he is my physician.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr Farrow is an excellent doctor and his bed side manner is an example other drs should follow.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr. Farrow is always caring, candid and professional. He listens intently and answers questions directly and completely.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr. Farrow is the best.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

Dr farrow was straight forward and personable - I appreciated his candor and positivity!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Farrow during my entire experience. I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone needing an orthopedic surgeon, or who wanted to find out.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr Farrow was one the most caring Orthopedic Doctor I have seen. He truly cared about my issues and concerns, making me feel comfortable and at ease

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr. Farrow is top notch professional.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Farrow is not only a tremendous surgeon, he is also very kind and empathetic. he always takes his time to clearly explain my condition from injury, to repair, and through rehab. I would highly recommend him and am thankful he is my surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Farrow was wonderful!! Thank you again for taking care of our son!!!

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Farrow was wonderful!! Explained everything perfectly clear and concise. Thank you Dr. Farrow for taking excellent care of our son!!!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Farrowing liked his concern and kindness for me. The treatment I received is already working and I feel so much better than I did. The Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have this Dr on their staff.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr Farrow is one of the best.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Farrow is awesome. he's a true asset to your organization.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr Farrow has been fantastic. He has always explained everything very well and his surgical work is second to none.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Very helpful doctors.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr. farrow was very professional and also very caring and personable. He kept me at ease through the entire process.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I wish I could give Dr. Farrow all excellent as very good does not do home justice. he is friendly, patient and knowledgeable but explains it in a way I understand.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I will absolutely recommend Dr. Farrow and his staff!

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

I was so impressed with Dr. Farrow. He & his assistant examined my shoulder as far as pain & motion. They both took a lot of time with me & explained everything very well. I never felt rushed. I would highly recommend Dr. Farrow to friends & family.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr. Farrow is a man with a gift. The way he spoke with me about the surgery calmed my nerves immensely.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I like Dr Farrow very much. very human and responsive

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Farrow and the entire Cleveland Clinic team I had the pleasure of interacting with provided me with the best level of care and consideration I've ever experienced at any hospital.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I lack the words in which to describe how good my experience with Dr. Farrow was. For two months before I met him I was anxious and didn't see a bright future. Within one conversation with this gentleman I realized all of those concerns were for naught and that he and his team would do everything in their power to ensure that I could once again be confident and optimistic about my physical and metal condition.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

I was extremely impressed with my visit. The xray and evaluation process was most efficient. Dr Farrow and the intern were very empathetic and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

Dr. Farrow has treated my son and our family with the utmost respect.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Farrow is excellent and I know that I am a difficult patient. He was patient and calm when I was not. My surgery and recovery went exceptionally well. I am happy that I decided to go through with the ACL reconstruction and I feel very fortunate to have selected Dr. Farrow as my surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr Farrow was a great listener. I felt that he wasn't brushing off my pain to my being overweight. Yes we talked about it the benefits of losing some, but he understood by listening to me that my weight was not the sole purpose of my knee pain.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr. Farrow is understanding and listens to his patients. He is very honest and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. Farrow is always respectful and answers any questions carefully. He made sure I had what I needed as well as help scheduling my next set of appointments

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr. Farrow and his staff were excellent. His explanation of our son's procedure and prognosis was thorough and hopeful. He was not rushed in our conversations and really listened to us.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

my experience was exceptional and the staff was excellent in every aspect. Thank you Dr. Farrow

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr Farrow is among the finest physicians I have had the luxury of seeing. he was courteous, professional, thorough and realistic in his review of my case. I felt welcome and he took his time with me. the visit made me feel comfortable in selecting the Cleveland Clinic and this department in particular. I would suggest Dr Farrow to friends and family.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

Was very happy with Dr. Farrow. He took the time to explain the issues I was facing and clearly explained to me the options for treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

I thought the explanation and plan from Physician was good but not great. I left with feeling of incompleteness. dr recommended a brace but only after I brought it up.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr.Farrow was very direct and easy to understand!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Always a great experience when I have my appointments with Dr. Farrow.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr.Farrow was great. He got me in right away. I was having problems with my shoulder and he was concerned about my issue and addressed the problem promptly. I appreciate his concern for my health and his great bedside manner.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

dr. lutul is always the same. calm, gentle and courteous. he informed me how to go about handling my next visit and treatment.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

Dr Farrow explained his clinical decision making, his impression of my xrays, treatment plan and risk/benefit. He made sure I was comfortable throughout the aspiration and injections of my knees and gave me an expected course in terms of how long it should take to get relief.

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr. Farrow is an excellent provider

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr F explained what could be happening... very calm and reassuring

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

care provider was perfect. understood my problem and lowered my pain right away with treatment. i was at 10 eval pain daily and the pain relief was almost instant. i am able to sleep again without pain. i am so glad i picked this provider and was able to get in quickly. usually appointments are very hard to get at cleveland clinic for ant=ything. this was. a wonderful experience for a change

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr Farrow did a great job explaining my xray results. He was very patient and kind

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Farrow was very compassionate and professional. explained things in easy to u sweat and terms yet detailed. answered all questions. nurse who greeted us very friendly and courteous.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

dr farrow was very thorough. he explained my steps I need to take and his opinion of what he felt would give the best results. I would go back to him for anything I could.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

entire family sees Dr Farrow. trust him beyond

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

my experience was a 10/10. Dr. was very informative, listened to my concerns, etc. I would highly recommend him. entire staff was thumbs up.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Great doctor makes you and ease for treatment

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Best Doctor in the world.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr Farrow was amazing. He took time to explain everything and was very attentive to my anxiety. He answered all my questions and made the process painless.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Farrow was amazing. He explained everything and answered all of our questions.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Worst experience I've ever had with a Dr. I walked out of my appointment in so much pain than when I walked in he was taking his aggression out on me.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr. Farrow has always been very courteous, compassionate, a great listener and gives explanations that are easy to understand!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr. Farrow was awesome. He took time to listen to me and explain what should be done. Dr. Farrow kept me informed at every step of the doctor visit.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

Dr. Farrow is the only doctor to offer me different options to relieve my pain. I am very pleased with him and his plan of care.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

the doctor always presents himself well. although the visits are short, I feel like most of my concerns are addressed.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

Dr. Farrow is amazing!!! Hes incredibly nice and knowledgeable and not to mention thorough. I'd recommend him to anoyone!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Farrow always smiles and very professional makes every effort to listen and answer any questions

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

doctor looked at the X-ray and explain to me what needed to be done and gave me the name of the surgeons to do the operation

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

doctor was very informative and explain to me what needed to be done

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

Dr Farrow is a very caring doctor that listens to the patient. He answered all my questions without feeling rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

I definitely would recommend Dr Farrow for orthopedic care.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Dr. Farrow's customer service is excellent...very customer driven. Thanks!!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

The intern and Dr. Farrow were awesome they answered all my silly questions and I felt like a person I left feeling safe and comfortable...

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Loved our experience with Dr. Farrow. Very patient doctor who takes the time to get to know his patients and listens to concerns. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr Farrow is an amazing, caring physician

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr Farrows nurses are outstanding

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