Scoliosis, a congenital disorder, is present at birth. This curvature of the spine can onset from infancy to adulthood. It can also develop secondary to another condition such as spina bifida, cerebral palsy, or even a physical injury. Visual symptoms of scoliosis include a protruding shoulder blade, uneven leg lengths and hips, and notable slowing of nerve reaction. Physicians usually prescribe physical therapy and braces before opting to do surgery to fuse the vertebra in place. A 3-D model can be shaped into the S appearance captured in an x-ray. This enables the physician to view all aspects of the spine and the effects the condition is inflicting on nerves and extremities. A 3-D model used in conjunction with x-rays can save time in the operating room, since the surgeon will have studied the existing curvature on the model before performing the operation. This ultimately has the potential to save thousands of dollars as well.