Medical Definition of malalignment
: 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, 23 Feb. 2006
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up malalignment? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).