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malalignment

noun mal·align·ment \ ˌmal-ə-ˈlīn-mənt \

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. FeltonThe New England Journal of Medicine23 Feb. 2006

malaligned

play \-ˈlīnd\ adjective

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