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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 6/16/2021, 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

176 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 5

34 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Doctor is very personable and caring---sensitive to my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Nystrom is one of my favorite doctors of all time. He takes time to listen to problems the patient is having and works on solutions to better the patients life

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr Nystrom was also helpful in doing a quick physical exam on another issue I had related to a bicep tendon surgery I had five years ago, despite it not being my primary reason for making the appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Best bed side manners I've ever seen, his staff are also outstanding individuals I feel blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr. Nystrom is top notch! I always recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr. Nystrom is a very caring and thoughtful doctor. I am glad I got to discuss my situation with him.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

Very pleased with Doctor Nystrom and his staff

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr Nystrom is wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Lukas Nystrom is the model surgeon! He went above and beyond when preparing me for what was to occur before, during and after my total knee replacement surgery. His attention to detail when explaining what to expect put me at ease. I suffer with fibromyalgia and when I was in severe pain on our followup visit, the Dr. was so empathetic and took such care in helping me find a specialist, that he brought more tears to my eyes. That is a rare quality in the Dr.'s I've had in the past. I already recommend him to anyone seeking his care. I actually look forward to replacing my left knee as well.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Cancer is a very scary thing and it definitely put my mind at ease to be able to see Dr. Nystrom and get a plan to move forward.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr Nystrom is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr. Nystrom and was amazing and gave lots of advice on how to treat my new scar and what the future of it should look like.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

I was very pleased with how soon I was able to get in to see Dr. Nystrom.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

I feel very good about my treatment with dr. Nystrom. He takes the time necessary for questions and always moves quickly on issues that require it ( potential cancer)

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Nystrom is the best doctor/surgeon I have ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

Fantastic doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

My dr. visited me daily.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

This was our 2nd visit with Dr Nystrom and was even moreimpressed with him. We feel he will take the Best care of our Special needs son and hope the Hospital visit does the same.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Very impressed with Dr Nystrom

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Nystrom is very caring and helpful. He explained several medical terms from my x-ray results and put me at ease about the results. He also gave me an injection in my shoulder with very little pain.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Nystrom has been wonderful throughout our very stressful diagnosis and treatment of our son. He has shown compassion, understanding and knowledge that has made a very difficult situation a little easier. He is the best we could have hoped for in medical care.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

I am blessed to have Dr. Nystrom caring for me and my condition. From day one he has listened to me and my problems and concerns. He developed us a plan to follow with solutions in mind to get me well and active again.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Very good visit with doctor

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

always a pleasure with Dr Nystrom

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Nystrom and staff are very caring,exceptionally prompt regarding responding to my concerns,and exceedingly professional.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Doctor and Staff are the best. My wife and Dr. & Staff are the best. My wife and I are of the same feeling about Dr. Nystrom.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr. Nystrom is best doc I have ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

My dr was great. My video appt went much better than the first one. I had trouble connecting because I was using my phone and didn't realize I needed to download safari. Your you-tube video did help. Wish there was a way to confirm before your visit that you were connected and all was good before your appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr. Nystrom could not have been better and more professional. complex procedure done with ease. extremely impressed

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

would recommend Dr. Nystrom to all

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