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 treatment of the hip, shoulder, and knee, including sports medicine care for all ages, cartilage restoration, and joint preservation. 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 medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He went on to complete his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. Dr. Plyler later chose to undergo further specialization in orthopaedic sports medicine with a year of intensive training through a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia.

Through a unique educational experience, Dr. Plyler has received excellent training in a variety of fields, including joint preservation, pediatric and adult sports medicine, and robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery. He has devoted his practice to helping his patients return to their previous level of function in daily living or their sport, and he is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Plyler is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

When he is not seeing patients, Dr. Plyler likes cooking, travel, 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

  • “My sister referred Dr. Plyler as an excellent doctor with great bedside manners. I came to the office for my right shoulder. He ordered an MRI, which showed no surgery was necessary, but he administered a cortisone shot for pain and some therapy. Dr. Plyler gets five stars, hands down.”

    – Wanda R.

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