Ryan J. Plyler, MD

Areas of Specialty

Knee, Shoulder, Hip, Adult & Pediatric Sports Medicine, Cartilage Restoration, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Preservation
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  • 776 Shrewsbury Avenue
    Suite 105
    Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
    United States

  • 1430 Hooper Avenue
    Suite 101
    Toms River, NJ 08753
    United States

  • 303 West Main Street
    First Floor
    Freehold, NJ 07728
    United States

Ryan J. Plyler, MD, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the surgical treatment of hip, shoulder, and knee conditions and injuries as well as sports medicine care for all ages. Dr. Plyler joined Professional Orthopaedic Associates in 2019.

After completing his bachelor’s degrees at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Dr. Plyler earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He then pursued an orthopaedic surgery residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. Following his residency, he underwent further specialization with a year of intensive fellowship training in orthopaedic sports medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Through his unique educational experience, Dr. Plyler is an expert in hip, shoulder, and knee procedures to treat sports medicine injuries in patients of all ages. His expertise includes performing cartilage restoration, meniscal transplantation, patellar realignment surgery, robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery, joint preservation, shoulder labrum repair, rotator cuff repair, and fracture management. He also specializes in ACL and superior capsular reconstruction, partial knee replacement, total knee and hip replacement, and minimally invasive procedures for the shoulder, hip, and knee.

Dr. Plyler has devoted his practice to helping his patients return to their previous level of function in daily living or their sports. He is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Plyler likes cooking, traveling, and spending time with his wife and children. He also commits to staying active and enjoys running, weight lifting, and soccer.

Dr. Plyler is available to see patients at our Tinton Falls, Toms River, and Freehold offices.

Education & Training


  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Medical School

  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, NJ


  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Medical Interests

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Fracture Management
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Joint Preservation
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Meniscal Transplantation
  • Partial Knee Replacements
  • Patellar Realignment Surgery
  • Pediatric and Adolescent Sports Medicine
  • Robotic-Assisted Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Labral Repair
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Total Hip Replacements
  • Total Knee Replacements

Billing & Insurance

Thank you for choosing Professional Orthopaedic Associates, where we are dedicated to providing each patient with exceptional orthopaedic care. At every visit, you will be given the needed time for a complete evaluation and discussion of your condition.

As a courtesy to our patients, our highly trained specialists will verify insurance benefits before treatment. On your first visit, if requested, our staff will review those benefits with you so that any financial obligations will be known. Currently, we participate with Medicare. We accept most other insurances on an out-of-network basis. We also accept cash, personal check, and credit card.

To discuss your specific health insurance coverage, you may call our office at (732) 530-4949 and ask for your doctors’ billing and insurance specialist. We will be happy to contact your health insurance company on your behalf.


Patient Reviews

  • “Dr. Plyler explained the MRI of my shoulder. He gave me a cortisone shot, which seems to be working out well.”

    – Christine B.

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