malalignment

noun

mal·​align·​ment ˌmal-ə-ˈlīn-mənt How to pronounce malalignment (audio)
: incorrect or imperfect alignment (as of teeth or bones at a joint)
With a large enough area of cartilage loss or with bony remodeling, the joint becomes tilted, and malalignment develops. Malalignment is the most potent risk factor for structural deterioration of the joint … David T. Felton, The New England Journal of Medicine
malaligned adjective

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“Malalignment.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/malalignment. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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