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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

  • Bursitis
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Meniscus injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Medical Problems In Athletes
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries in Baseball
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Internal Derangement
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problems
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Sports Injuries
View all 21 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 Associate Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Farrow is a member of Cleveland Clinic Sports Medicine and currently serves as the Director of Clinical Operations for Sports Medicine. He is also 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
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland
Orthopedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Case Western Reserve Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland
General 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 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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/7/2021, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

299 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Farrow explained the best way to handle my particular situation with my knee. He was very professional.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr. Farrow is a great & very caring and informative doctor.Would highly recommend him to anyone. Wish he were able to do my surgery.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr. Farrow is awesome! I would definitely recommend him

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Great experience. It was my first time seeing an orthopedic doctor. His whole team was great.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

He is a World Class Doctor, wonderful in every way, I could not ask for a better Physician.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Dr. Farrow is excellent. He speaks to me as an equal, not down to me as some doctors would. I would highly recommend him to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Farrow is knowledgeable, compassionate and has a great rapport with patients.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Explained everything about my surgery and eased my mind about any hesitations I had. Before the surgery he reassured me and my wife everything would be great, and he was right. 7 days post surgery I am feeling much better and with physical therapy I on track to recover on time. Beat Dr I've met, hands down!

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

I feel the diagnosis should've come sooner. I originally seen Dr. In January. It wasn't until June that I had the the surgery for a torn meniscus. In pain that whole time. I really feel the MRI should've been ordered early on to remedy my situation.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Farrow is thorough and kind. I trust him as a doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

If every doctor was like Dr. Farrow, you really WOULD have world class care.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr. Farrow to my family and friends. Physician assistant also nice.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

dr Pram did my injection and it was the best I have had. I liked that since dr farrow was behind schedule that he had Dr. Pram step in. This ortho practice is a well oiled machine. thank you.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Farrow was wonderful!

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

excellent physician, would highly recommend!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Farrow is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Farrow is great!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr Farrow was great and makes you feel at ease

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

excellent physician treated with so much empathy and compassion. very knowledgeable and took his time explaining everything.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Farrow is seriously one of the best doctors we have ever worked with! Don't ever change!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Farrow's staff has been amazing!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Farrow was amazing with Emme. He made her feel comfortable, explained her injury, and focused her on the plan. He made her feel like she was important while also doing the same for me.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

very good experience. Dr. Farrow was great.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

Dr Farrow is fantastic!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

excellent service by Dr farrow who facilitated the appointment for us

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Farrow, as well as the student assisting, were very comforting and thorough with the exam and explained everything in detail and in a way I could easily understand. Best care I've ever received from a doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

great doctor in every way

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Farrow was amazing. He listened to my concerns and gave me great feedback.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Dr. Farrow was kind and respectful. He answered all of my questions and was very encouraging.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

the doctor was absolutely amazing. I have told all my friends and family that if they ever need anything with their knee done he is the doctor to go to

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

I loved working with Dr. Farrow and his staff and would absolutely refer him to anyone. Thought I hope to not have another surgery, I would ultimately go right back to Dr. Farrow!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. Farrow has outstanding bedside manner. He is a good listener, knowledgeable and very kind. I appreciated him taking the time to understand my concerns. I recommended him to my colleagues and friends on social media. I would see him again and send anyone I know to him in a heartbeat. He is an absolutely phenomenal physician.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

I am very happy with Dr Farrow. he is amazing and I would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr Farrow listened to my concerns and answered my questions. I feel like he cares about me getting back to running and ballet.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

I am blown away at my first experience with Cleveland Clinic due to living out of the area - Dr Lutul Farrow has truly been a godsend and so easy to work with - he punctual - factual - and hard working, great experience...

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Farrow has helped me tremendously

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Farrow is always attentive, considerate, respectful, and concerned. He is very knowledegable and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Because of my situation I had a hard time finding a Doctor Who would even look at what I had so I am very thankful to Dr. Farrow

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Until I called the clinic the other doctors that I had been recommended to refused to even see me I felt like a ping-pong ball so I am so pleased that I called the Cleveland clinic. You really deserve your great reputation

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

excellent visit with Dr Farrow. He listened to me, explained the exam and the results.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Farrow always listens to what I have to say. He is never in a hurry, and takes time with me if I have questions.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I really liked Dr. Farrow. He took the time to answer my questions and fid not rush the appt.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I am so happy with Dr. Farrow. I was in pain and he put me at ease. He did no rush the visit and answered my questions. Thank you

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

The best Doctor's at the clinic can be hard to reach.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

I look forward to working Dr. Farrow for continued improvement in my knee

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Farrow and his office go above and beyond to expedite all processes.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

doctors and PA's were kind and good listeners

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

I love Dr. Farrow's approach to patient care. He gives me time to ask questions and discuss options. it is also clear what to expect in my progress before each follow up appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Doctor was excellent along with staff

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