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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 4/5/2022, 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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* 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

206 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Excellent physician, highly recommend

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

Dr Farrow was fanatastic

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

All of the staff was a wonderful and due to the extensive experience of Dr Furrow, I was pointed in the right direction immediately.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr. Farrow is truly a very special physician. His care is top notch.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

*Dr. Farrow was more than we expected and definitely made it with the 2 1/2 hour drive.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

Dr. Farrow is the epitome of professionalism and knowledge. We are honored to have him as the doctor of our daughter. Going through such an unfortunate injury with our Gabi was painful as a parent but Dr. Farrow made us feel safe, cared for and assured us of positive results. Our experience has been none to best. The Cleveland Clinic is very lucky to have him and so are we.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Based on care received in the same office at a previous time and different provider. Poor previous experience.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Farrow is excellent in every aspect of patient care.

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Dr.Farrow is who we trust. He is an authentic doctor who gives each patient the time needed.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Top notch Dr. Good person

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Great Dr and friendly staff

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

I already recommended Dr. Farrow to my mother and he has been so great throughout the recovery of my knee.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr. Farrow, who exhibits confidence and care, explained my condition and next steps thoroughly and in a way I can easily understand. In addition, he is kind and friendly and a good conversationalist. I would recommend him as a provider. I feel lucky to have happened upon him as my provider, and I simply enjoyed meeting him.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2022

Dr. Farrow was fantastic. He listened to my concerns about my injury, and discussed thoroughly the treatment options. I was in a hurry to get the injury surgically repaired. Dr. Farrow explained to me the benefit of doing the physical therapy first prior to thinking about surgery. He was very attentive to my concerns, and gave me a very clear path to treat my issue.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr. Farrow is very easy to talk to and he listens.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Dr Farrow is the best orthopedist in the world.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

The Dr was awesome and thorough. I'm glad to have him as my provider

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr. Lutul Farrow was the BEST. Very professional/courteous. He listened to me which is very important. He gave me very good ADVICE about my knee and I'm so HAPPY.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

From start to finish Dr. Farrow and his team made this experience easier then we expected.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

I appreciated the doctor's consideration for the impact of my injury on my mental well-being.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Farrow directly communicated with me and squeezed me into his schedule.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr Farrow gives the best quality care, was timely, compassionate, and skillful. I trust his clinical judgment completely. The whole office including Ron the cast tech were awesome

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr Farrow gives the best quality care, was timely, compassionate, and skillful. I trust his clinical judgment completely. The whole office including Ron the cast tech were awesome. Dr farrow has always taken the time to ensure I'm comfortable, address my concerns, went through my MRI images with me in person, and even spoke to my dad (a surgeon) by phone during his busy clinic.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Farrow is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Farrow is very patient, kind and thorough. We never feel rushed and he's always attentive when it comes to any concerns that my daughter addresses during our visits.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

Was thinking I may need a few sessions of PT but not sure if Dr. Farrow was supporting that option, overall great!!!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

It is always a great experience with Dr. Farrow. Can't say enough good things about his care.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

Dr Farrow is a wonderful physician and truly cares about his patients

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

It was easy to get the Clinic main scheduling line, but getting to the practice of the Dr. Farrow was more difficult when I had to change my appointment date.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr. Farrow and his PA's and resident all were very professional. Dr. Farrow has been exemplary throughout the whole process, from pre op consult, proceedure itself and the post op visit.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

My visit with Dr. Farrow concerned a dislocated shoulder that has been in a sling since the dislocation. Dr. Farrow seemed concerned about my injury and very knowledgeable about what I might face. He ordered an MRI, which I had on Thursday. I am anxiously awaiting his call because I do not feel I can use this arm until I hear back on my next steps (and, probably, schedule surgery.)

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Great doctor!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Felt very dismissed by this doctor. He couldn't have left the room fast enough. He was 30 minutes behind and I waited about 20 minutes for him to get into the room. I kept telling him how much pain I was in and felt like he didn't acknowledge me once.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr Farrow patiently answered all my questions and concerns and was very kind.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr. Farrow and his assistant were excellent. They made sure I understood everything they were saying. I am extremely overweight and all though it was brought up as an issue for my possible surgery, both Dr.s were extremely sensitive and never made me feel ashamed about my weight.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr Farrow is a wonderful doctor. He was very understanding of my concerns and was very Informative of my condition. A very important + about Dr.Farrow was his excellent bedside nice!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Providers were great and answered all questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

It was great to see Dr. Farrow as always. He listens and remembers what's important to me as a patient and always addresses my needs. He's an amazing doctor, who I always look forward to visiting.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Very happy with Dr Farrow and his team!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

My the best at Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Everything has been a good experience! Dr Farrow Is very thorough and encouraging, couldn't be happier!!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Farrell to anybody and everybody!!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr.Farrow is better that a 5. Respect, answered concerns of health, called other office to help get an appointment sooner. Highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr. Farrow gave me hope from the moment he saw me and assured me that he would promptly get me to the correct place to to resolve. I was very afraid, but after being reassured by Dr. Farrow I felt confident that I was at the right place for treatment. I would recommend Dr. Farrow to my family and friends to seek medical treatment in his field of expertise.

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.

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