Imperial College London

Mr Peter Reilly

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Bioengineering

Visiting Reader







Department of OrthopaedicsNorfolk PlaceSt Mary's Campus





Mr. Reilly studied medicine at St. Mary’s (Imperial) and qualified in 1994, (Hepburn Memorial Prize). He completed basic surgical training in Reading and Oxford passing the FRCS in 1998.  As a higher surgical trainee on the North West Thames program he was awarded the Robert Jones Prize and BOA medal. He submitted an MS thesis in “rotator cuff tears” in 2003 and passed the FRCS (orth) in 2004. He undertook a Fellowship year in shoulder and elbow surgery at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford prior to appointment as a Consultant in 2005.  He was selected as British Elbow and Shoulder Society European Travelling Fellow 2006.

 Mr. Reilly’s main area of clinical practice is shoulder and elbow surgery, with research interests complementing this including rotator cuff disease, proximal humeral fractures and arthroplasty.




Villatte G, van der Kruk E, Asim B, et al., 2020, A biomechanical confirmation of the relationship between critical shoulder angle (CSA) and articular joint loading, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, ISSN:1058-2746

van der Kruk E, Silverman A, Koizia L, et al., CaReMoOC: Capacity, Reserve, Movement Objectives, and Compensation. A New Framework to Describe Mechanisms of Movement Limitations, Demonstrated for Ageing, Preprints

Smith SHL, Reilly P, Bull AMJ, 2020, A musculoskeletal modelling approach to explain sit-to-stand difficulties in older people due to changes in muscle recruitment and movement strategies, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol:98, ISSN:0021-9290

Smith SHL, Reilly P, Bull AMJ, 2019, Serratus anterior weakness is a key determinant of arm-assisted standing difficulties, Medical Engineering and Physics, Vol:74, ISSN:1350-4533, Pages:41-48

Hurst SA, Gregory TM, Reilly P, 2019, Os acromiale: a review of its incidence, pathophysiology, and clinical management, Efort Open Reviews, Vol:4, ISSN:2058-5241, Pages:525-532

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