Treatment & Services
- Arthritic Knee Conditions
- Arthritis Surgery
- Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery
- Bone Tumor Surgery
- 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
- 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
- Sarcoma oncologists
- Sarcoma surgery
- 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
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
- Arthritic Knee Problems
- 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)
- Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
- Hip Disorders
- Hip Fracture
- Hip Replacement
- Knee Joint Disorders
- Knee Problems
- Malignant Bone Tumors.
- Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Impairments
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
- Pediatric Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
- Pediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis
- Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
- Soft Tissue Sarcoma
- Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Florida College of Medicine
Gainesville, FL USA
Residency - University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA USA
Medical Education - University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN USA
Undergraduate - Saint Olaf College
Northfield, MN USA
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Research & Publications
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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 5/23/2022, 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.
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.
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127 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.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
15 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022
Dr Nystrom is the best
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022
Any concerns - nurse or staff - called in needed provider(s).
Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022
Excellent doctor, kind, knowledgeable, gentle & easy to speak with
Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022
I truly love Dr. Nystrom and his staff. They all listen, care and take great care of me.
Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022
Dr. Nystrom is the best! I will stay with him for all of my orthopedic needs. His PA-C, Michael, is also very attentive and responsive to the patients.
Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022
Dr. Nystrom is top notch
Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022
*Dr. L. Nystrom orthopedic surgeon at main campus in Cleveland Clinic deserves a gold medal for him and his staff took excellent care of me. *Dr. Nystrom best surgeon ever.
Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022
Dr. Nystrom is ALWAYS awesome. He's kind, caring, listens and explains. He did an amazing job on my knee...i am walking without pain and it's only been 11 weeks. I am thrilled beyond all expectations.
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022
Dr Nystrom incredible. I have had good experiences with all the surgeons I have dealt with through the years. However as good as though experiences were, Dr. Nystrom is head and shoulders above them. Exceptional care. Comfortable explanations. Easy to understand. Instills confidence.
Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022
Everyone I dealt with during my visit were kind and professional. I truly appreciate the time that Dr Nystrom and the resident took with me during the visit. In addition Dr Nystrom was very kind to answer an inquiry made via MyChart even being out of the office. Thank you!
Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022
Dr. Nystrom is an excellent doctor.
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022
Dr. Nystrom and his staff are very calming and reassuring and professional
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022
The dr was very personable, easy to talk with and gave great advise!
Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022
Dr Nystrom is the best
Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022
My experience was a very pleasant one. Dr. Nystrom was very professional and informative.
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