When you have a broken bone, you expect it to heal without issues, allowing you to return to your activities in a reasonable amount of recovery time. For a number of reasons, not all bones heal properly.
A complication in the healing process of a broken bone, or fracture, is referred to as a malunion. This occurs when the bone heals improperly, and in an abnormal position. This condition can cause uncomfortable and even noticeable symptoms – but often can be treated.