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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


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
  • 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 40 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
  • Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma (EHE)
  • Fractures
  • 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
  • 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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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.

* 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

131 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
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Dr Nystrom was very professional, knowledgable, Listened attentively, kind and caring! His team was also excellant! He did knee replacements on both knees, but not at the same time when the dictors back home were unwilling to do the surgery. Very successful outcome. Life changing experience.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Would highly recommend Dr. Nystrom and his Staff.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Excellant experience!! Excellant team work! Dr. Nystrom and his team, Mike Nurse, and PAEveryone worked together as a team to get the Job done.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dr Nystrom ,team and office staff are outstanding! They are all excellent at what they do to give the best experience and care. It is evident that team work and respect is fostered from the top down.Dr. Nystrom has a wonderful bedside manner. He is great listener. I am very pleased with my care.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dr Nystrom is very kind, knowledgeable, and understanding and willing to be open minded and look into all options when challenging pathology occurs. He has provided excellent care for me at all my office visits, as well as during my hospital stay last year.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

He is as good as any Doctor that I have ever seen

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Very good care from the provider

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Will highly recommend Cleveland Clinic & *DR. NYSTROM & STAFF were wonderful!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

We are well pleased with Dr Nystrom and his Nurse Mike. They were very helpful and will use him again if necessary.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr Nystrom took very good care of me and we are planning for a surgery soon.I have complete confidence in him.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr Nystrom and his nurse were exceptional throughout our visit and I willhighly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr nystrom is amazing and a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Excellent doctor (surgeon).

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Nystorm is a wonderful person. He is a very good listener and showed care, empathy during the visit. He gave us confidence in the treatment plan he proposed.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

When I called the clinic they went through a round of questions and they wanted me to schedule with neurology instead of Dr Nystrom. Had to get his direct line in order to schedule this appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr. Nystrom and his staff made both of us feel at ease and took their time in explaining my husband's medical issue and options. Would STRONGLY recommend him and his staff to anyone who needs orthopedic assistance/attention.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Making an appointment should not be so difficult. Having to go through the question session to determine I needed a different doctor was aggravating. When being referred to a specific doctor one should be able to make that appointment.

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