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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

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Arthroplasty
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
View all 39 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aneurysmal Bone Cyst
  • 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
  • Cancer
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Fractures
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Bone
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Fracture
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Problems
  • Malignant Bone Tumors
  • Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hips and Knees in the Elderly
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pediatric Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Pediatric Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis
  • Rare Cancer and Blood Disease Program
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology
View all 36 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

See publications for Lukas Nystrom, MD.

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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 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 (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a 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.

* 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

154 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Nystrom is always very professional. He is kind and compassionate and always answers questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Nystrom is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr Nystrom and his staff were excellent. They took their time with me and explained everything and they gave me times to ask questions. They were very kind and caring. I would recommend them to friends and family

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

So glad Dr. Nystrom is my Orthopedic doctor! He is compassionate and concerned about me and my condition.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr.Nystrom is an amazing Dr!!!

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Nystrom seems to truly care about his patients. He is kind and caring and truly listens to me and about my concerns. I am very blessed to have him as my care giver.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr Nystrom is a wonderful caring Doctor

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

We were very happy with Dr. Nystrom. We have already mentioned him to friends and family as being excellent at communicating the results and treatment to us. His communication with with us was excellent, he explained everything very well and answered any questions/concerns, made us feel very comfortable about the whole process, and recommended treatment and follow up that was clear and made sense to us. My son, the patient, said that Dr. Nystrom was by far his favorite doctor that he has ever met. In addition, we were seen in a very timely manner and all needs were addressed during the appointment. Thank you so much for taking very good care of my son.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Dr. Nystrom is very professional and a joy to work with!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr Nystrom is the best doctor I have ever had and I have had several in the last few years. He talks to you not at you and explains everything and involves you in the conversation always. He always makes sure you know everything is your decision and takes the time to explain everything. I have recommended him to everyone and will continue to do so. He saved my life and he truly cares for his patients.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr.Nystrom and staff always take time to thoroughly answer questions. Very pleased with care and response.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Excellent Dr. & Staff! Friendly, knowledgeable, and truly care! Top notch!

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

I was very happy with the way the Doctor and his staff treated my wife and I.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2023

The co-ordinated care of the physicians was very good.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr Nystrom is very caring, thorough, knowledgeable. Communicates well and is top notch.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

Dr Nystrom went through all the options for surgery and explained them in detail. He answered all our questions and made sure we understood the surgery options.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022

I have had GREAT results/interaction with Dr. Nystrom. He is extremely attentive to my concerns and is very professional. He is the Best!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

I would, without hesitation, highly recommend Dr. Nystrom for treatment. He is attentive, informative, warm, professional, and highly skilled.

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.

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