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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

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopy
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Osteotomy
  • Patello-femoral Knee Surgery
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Shoulder Instability Repairs
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bursitis
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Knee Cartilage Injury
  • 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 22 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 Team Physician at Brunswick High School. He also serves as an Orthopaedic Consultant for the MLB Cleveland Guardians and Toronto Blue Jays.

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 seventy manuscripts in peer-reviewed orthopaedic surgery journals. Dr. Farrow has also participated as a visiting lecturer and presented his research both nationally and internationally. Dr. Farrow completed the prestigious AOSSM Traveling Fellowship in 2018. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Association, the International Patellofemoral Study Group, the Herodicus Society, the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group 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 and astronomy.

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

Additional Training

Professional Highlights


  • 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

Awards & Honors

Innovations & Patents


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 8/6/2023, 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

318 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

68 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

The doctor and his staff was very nice and thoroughly explained everything to me

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I had complete confidence in Dr. Farrow based on our interactions throughout my course of care.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I have nothing but respect for Dr. Farrow. He communicates clearly, answered all questions with clarity, spoke honestly about prognosis and obviously is an immensely skilled surgeon, He demonstrates compassion, humor, and empathy with the patient (in this case me). Grateful for his work and the work of his medical team. If only all physicians could balance skill, authority, compassion, and respect for the patient in their interactions with the people they serve. Thank you Dr. Farrow.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Farrow has been fantastic, every step of the way.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Farrow is excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

First time meeting doctor. He was excellent! Very attentive great at communicating with both myself & my son & provided lots of information for help with the situation. Would definitely recommend this doctor to others.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Farrow his resident and staff are over the top In professional conduct and character. I am truly impressed with the Clinics ability to retain such quality staffing in todays desert of qualified quality professionals.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Farrow is fantastic; we couldn't have asked for a better surgeon/doctor for our daughter's ACL injury.Kind, caring, attentive and actually listens to concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

The care and experience was positive, except for the long delays in seeing the dr.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

The video visit was very impersonal and schedule at a poor time (lunch) while Dr. Farrow was still good, he was delivering somewhat bad news and doing that over a video call vs in person was not great.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr. Farrow is always very kind to his patients. He takes the time to explain and make his patients feel at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Farrow is always personable and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

I struggled with the My Chart scheduling effort, but called Executive Health nurse and the got me an appointment with Dr. Farrow very quickly.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Very Good- Dr. Farrow and his team are excellent. Only difficulty was struggling with making an appointment directly with Dr. Farrow via My Chart. Once I called Executive Health, it went smoothly.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

The nurses and doctors were fabulous. They all had a great sense of humor and created a fun and relaxing environment!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Farrow has excellent bedside manner!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr Farrow was excellent all around! Squeezed me into his schedule day after my injury, which was a HUGE help to my mental well being bc I was spiraling thinking that I needed surgery. Being able to see him and hear that was not the case immediately eased my mind, and help me heal quicker than I would have if I had to wait days to be checked. He and his staff were all incredibly kind and fantastic to work with. Scheduling was easy and getting results in My Chart was a great patient experience.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr Farrow was very professional. He took the time to answer questions and make sure I understood. I would recommend others go to him for their healthcare.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Very positive interaction with the doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

The doctor explained in detail the nature of my right knee and the appropriate treatment for my knee. I was advised to start doing low impact exercises which will reduce the trauma and stress on my knees

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr Farrow is very professional, knowledgeable, kind and confident!! He takes time with his patients. He does not appear to be in a hurry at all!! Highly recommend him!! We are grateful for his care!!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr. Farrow was attentive, informative, patient, professional and empathetic. It was a relief to feel like I am seeing a high quality doctor who is invested in my health outcomes.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Farrow and his staff are extremely helpful. We've been treated so kindly and with such compassion since Emily's injury. We are very appreciative of the quick responses and flexibility with our schedule. Thank you very much.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

We can't say enough about how great this office is. Dr. Farrow has been super thorough with his explanations and has been extremely patient with us in addressing our questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Farrow and team were available and prompt in making recommendations.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Farrow is extremely patient focused. He is very focused on the long term and short term needs of the patient while keeping in mind the individual needs of the patient.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Farrow went above and beyond to address my complex circumstances.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr Farrow is caring, honest and sympathetic. He takes time to answer all my questions. I know I'm in good hands when I need to see Farrow.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr. Farrow is very kind and personable; he puts the patient at ease and spends the time to answer all questions.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Farrow was excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Farrow and team members demonstrated care with highly qualified techniques.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

*Dr. Farrow is a really caring person. He is very calm & very patient.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr Farrow and the staff were great. Quickly fit me in, listened to my concerns, explained what he found and ordered my next steps

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Disappointed by the outcome of the surgery. I am still going to give it time. I will see Dr. Farrow for future knee treatments

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Whole process was very simple - Dr. Sawyer was amazing.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

The Dr was very thorough with his exam and caring and professional

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Farrow is a consummate professional, caring and very in touch with my concerns and needs

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

He is a great doctor and listen to us. My surgery went great without any issues. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family. Had a great session whenever I meet him in his office for follow up routines.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Farrow was very easy to talk to, took his time to answer all my questions and helped me come up with a good plan for my knees. I enjoyed meeting with him.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr Lutul Farrow is compassionate and explains everything the patient needs to know.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr Farrow discussed details of my knee improvement and gave next steps with no limitations on my standard activities! With the surgery success and By adhering to the rehab prescribed by Dr, my knee is back To pain free! Blessed and very Thankful for all the help and support from Dr Farrow and the whole staff.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Have already recommended to others. The Doctors and therapists worked together well to align activities with the knee healing.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

We recommend Dr. Farrow to anyone that needs an ortho doc. He has such a great bedside manner and is such a great doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr. Farrow and his team far exceeded my expectations going into this procedure. I couldn't be more pleased.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

We appreciate Dr. Farrow's friendly demeanor, quick response, and expertise. We had an injury and Dr Farrow responded to our email requesting an appointment immediately. In less than an hour while at the office, we were be evaluating by him, received a treatment plan, and scheduled a follow up appointment. We had seen Dr Farrow previously for another issue.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

We always recommend Dr. Farrow to other injured athletes for the best care for their recovery.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

I could never thank Doctor Farrow enough! He has helped beyond measures! For me, this whole process with my knee is very frustrating but he has helped so much and I just know that the outcome is going to be amazing when I'm back on the track hurdling! He is a wonderful doctor and person and I would recommend him to anyone!!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Farrow is not only a knowledgeable doctor but also kind and caring. We really felt like he understood our stress over Regan's injury and made the road to recovery smooth. We believe Dr. Farrow is at the top of his field and we are so thankful for him.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr. Lutul was Excellent. Thorough diagnostic, but my case seemed fairly straight-forward, and I think after reviewing my X-Ray, he very quickly knew the source of my problem. He was smart, informative and communicated very well. Dr. Lutul took the time to answer my questions and quickly, effectively set expectations for my recovery path. Great physician. I would highly recommend!!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

I was able to book my appointment directly with the provider, which was wonderful as a patient, however, I understand this is not typical. Dr. Farrow went out of his way to ensure I was seen quickly. As a colleague In medicine I really appreciate his kindness.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr Farrow did an excellent job with discussing his assessment and his plan of care.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Farrow to friends and family.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

This care team worked well together to provide the best care for me. They were very empathetic to my needs as a patient.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

We speak highly of this practice about the care and attention we received to many people. Dr Farrow is a great listener, respectful, professional, and advocate for the patient. We are grateful for the services we received from Dr Farrow and his staff.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr Farrow is an excellent provider. He listens and provides good feedback/explanations. Always prepared for the visits with a plan of care. I have already recommended him to friends in need of ortho care.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

We were very impressed with the whole experience. Dr. Farrow made him feel very comfortable. Everybody was very professional and nice. Lisa was very knowledgeable and she helped me through the whole process.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

I was very pleased with Dr. Latul's examination of my son's knee, and his approach was very conservative and reasonable. I was extremely happy with his bed-side manner. He was calm, and not alarming about next steps, and is clearly very accomplished in his field.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr Farrow is worth waiting for!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Great experience. Very good communication with Dr .and office

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I would recommend Doctor Farrow to anyone. He has helped me immensely through this ACL journey and continues to do so! So beyond thankful for Doctor Farrow and his staff!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Excellent PT program and follow up at the Middleburg sports therapy center. Doctors and staff are too notch !

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr Farrow cares very much about the patient's issues and resolutions, takes the time to listen, evaluate and provide encouragement thru out the surgery recovery and rehab program.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Very nice doctor. Easy to talk to. Took his time with my son and us.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr Farrow has provided excellent care to me !

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

It's amazing of the care that was provided from the Dr and Anesthesiologist! They made very comfortable! I was a little nervous because I work in the medical field and to be in the care of these two professionals took all of my worries away!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr Farrow!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr. Farrow is simply amazing. Between the truly exceptional Fellows working with him, and his keen diagnostic skills and treatment plans, I was perfectly cared for. I cannot stress enough how exceptional Dr. Farrow is.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr. Farrow is excellent

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