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Recent News

More bikes are hitting the trails and roads as area residents seek safe exercise and fresh air in the wake of COVID-19. To help our community prevent injury as they ride out the pandemic with cycling and mountain biking, sports medicine specialists Dr. Christopher Johnson and Dr. Ryan Plyler of Professional Orthopaedic Associates are sharing some safety tips. Patients in need of specialized bone, joint and muscle care are encouraged to call (732) 530-4949 to be seen by Dr. Johnson or Dr.

Christopher D. Johnson, MD, FACS, a triple-board-certified and fellowship-trained hand and reconstructive surgeon at Professional Orthopaedic Associates, recently traveled to Honduras with the Health Volunteers Overseas (HVO) organization to provide medical care for Honduran patients. This trip marked Dr. Johnson’s 20th medical mission.

“It is a privilege to be involved with this organization and to be a conduit to continued and improved care in Honduras,” says Dr. Johnson.

By Christina Lusk-Cáceres, DO

If you follow professional, college, high school, or even recreational sports, it seems as if the topic of concussions is being more widely discussed than ever. The CDC estimates that about 1.6 – 3.8 million concussions occur in sports and recreational activities annually.

New Jersey Monthly magazine recently announced its 2019 Jersey Choice Top Doctors. Among the 1,085 Top Doctors selected were eight of Professional Orthopaedic Associates’ doctors. It is the seventh straight year that Drs.

By Ryan J. Plyler, MD

If you are experiencing chronic knee pain, you now have more options than ever. Advances in orthopaedics are allowing specialty-trained surgeons to actually preserve your joints by restoring or transplanting your cartilage!

Professional Orthopaedic Associates recently held their Fall Athletic Trainer Meeting on September 26, where fellowship-trained orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon Ryan J. Plyler, MD, provided an educational lecture on complex knee injuries in adolescent and adult athletes.

Dr. Ryan Plyler, fellowship-trained orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon, joined Professional Orthopaedic Associates on Aug. 1. Dr. Plyler is available to see patients at the practice’s offices in Tinton Falls, located at 776 Shrewsbury Ave., Suite 105; Toms River, located at 1430 Hooper Ave., Suite 101; and Freehold, located at 303 West Main St.

Board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeon Jason D. Cohen, MD, FACS, was recently awarded the 2019 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Resident Education from the Monmouth Medical Center.

Christopher D. Johnson, MD, FACS, a board-certified, fellowship-trained hand and reconstructive surgeon at Professional Orthopaedic Associates, recently returned from his 18th medical mission trip to Honduras.

Jason D. Cohen, MD, FACS, fellowship-trained spine surgeon at Professional Orthopaedic Associates, recently helped Long Branch School District provide their students with pedometers to support the development of healthy, lifelong habits.