Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Bone Tumor Surgery
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Center
  • Complex Primary Hip Arthroplasty
  • Complex Primary Knee Arthroplasty
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Reconstruction
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Replacement Of The Knee
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Knee Replacement
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology
  • Orthopaedic Pathology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Primary And Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Primary And Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Hip
  • Reconstructive Surgery Of The Knee
  • Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
  • Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
  • Soft Tissue (Sarcoma)
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
  • Steroid Injections
  • Surgical Treatment Of Arthritis Of The Hips And Knees
  • Surgical Treatment of Bone Tumors
  • Surgical treatment of metastatic bone disease
  • Surgical Treatment of Soft Tissue Tumors
  • Total Hip And Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
View all 38 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Knee
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Benign Tumors / Masses Of The Foot
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Tumors
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Fractures
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Problems
  • Malignant Bone Tumors.
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
View all 31 Specialties +


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About Lukas Nystrom, MD

Lukas Nystrom, MD, is a staff physician in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic.  He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Iowa, and a fellowship in musculoskeletal oncology at the University of Florida. He specializes in the surgical treatment of musculoskeletal tumors.

In medical school Dr. Nystrom was to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an Emerging Leader member of the American Orthopaedic Association and a full member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society and International Society of Limb Salvage.

Dr. Nystrom is interested in advanced techniques in limb-sparing surgery for musculoskeletal tumors, as well as in complex hip and knee replacement surgery. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles, numerous book chapters and has made many national and international presentations on topics related to orthopaedic oncology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Florida College of Medicine
Orthopedic Oncology
Gainesville, FL USA

Residency - University of Iowa
Orthopedic Surgery
Iowa City, IA USA

Medical Education - University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN USA

Undergraduate - Saint Olaf College
Northfield, MN USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
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 7/7/2019, Dr. Nystrom has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Nystrom receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Onkos Surgical, Inc.
  • KCI

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

166 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 4.8
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

I am happy to have Dr. Nystrom on my team.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Nystrom is always attentive, informative and takes time to answer questions thoroughly. Never rushed through appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

I was visiting from out of town and the Twinsburg ER scheduled me the next day to see Dr Nystrom. I found him to understand my concerns about my condition and gave me excellent care. I feel he is the best oncologist neurologist by far and I'm grateful I was able to be seen by him. He is a great asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

I loved Dr. Nystrom, he was so positive and not at all condescending! I also loved his physiciian's assistant! she was so sweet and compassionate and sensitive! They both put my mind at ease right away and dispelled any type of fatal disease! I am always so grateful to the Cleveland Clinic for it's excellent doctors and efficient operation! I will for sure be back to Dr. Nystrom for a follow up visit to check on my cyst and see if I need to have it drained! Thank God for the work the Clinic does! it is an amazing facility and have never been disappointed!! An excellent visit!!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Nystrom was excellent, treated me with great respect and concern! I came thinking I may have cancer, but he dispelled that right away to relax my mind! He explained what it was and asked me if I understood! said it was 99% curable and said sometimes we think the worst and he did not blame me for thinking do!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Everything was excellent, I had a little wait, but nothing out of the ordinary! I'm just thankful for the wonderful care I received from Dr. Nystrom and his Physicians Assisstant!!

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Nystrom was very informative and when he is in the room he is listening. It feels like he is only there to talk to me, and he is not in a hurry to leave until I am done talking/asking questions. I really trust his opinion.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

was very good dr and staff were very friendly and professional

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr. Nystrom is knowledgable and only recommended what was needed. Nothing more or out of the ordinary

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Nystrom is probably the best doctor I have had. he has a WONDERFUL bedside manner and explains everything!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2019

*Dr. Nystrom & his staff were "AWESOME."

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

This doctor is amazing. He listens and is respectful. I have told all of my friends / family that if they need to have a surgery that he performs they should go to him. I had very little pain after surgery and feel like I was better prepared than most due to his instructions. He strongly suggested I take a class held at the hospital - tips for having knee / hip replacement surgery. I am so glad I went - it made a huge difference in my recovery.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

Dr Nystrom continues to treat both my wife (multiple myeloma)and myself (knees). We drive 3 hours across the state of Ohio to seek his professional and courteous care. We hold him in high regard and appreciate his kindness during each visit.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

He is one of the best doctors I have ever had. His office staff is friendly and professional. They take time to answer all questions

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019

Dr. Nystrom changed my life. He is hands down the most respectful, intelligent, prepared, and equipped doctor I've ever had the pleasure of working with.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

I couldn't have asked for a better appointment. Both the physicians assistant and Dr. Nystrom were excellent. Probably the best experience I have had at the Cleveland clinic. They were both very down to earth,

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

i'd like the doctor very much.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr Nystrum provided me with best care I could have asked for and has excellent bedside manners .

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

My experience with Dr.Nystrum was excellent and surgery went well and look forward to a great recovery and am doing great.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Dr. Nystrum and his staff answered all my guestions and give excellent care.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

I truly liked the doctor he sat and talked with us until we had no more questions he helped out greatly the 1st nurse that came in was a prune though the nurse practitioner was great along with his shadow

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2018

Dr.Nystrome is always very kind and helpful. He also dresses very dapper!

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