I loaded my right index finger and my left thumb. This post isn’t finished because I still have to break things down via gimp and it’s a lot harder to measure the bones than I thought. But I wanted it up right away to get feedback right away. Maybe someone could help measure the bones of the right and left index finger and the right and left thumb. I need someone to measure the bones of the right and left index finger to confirm that I’ve grown. The x-ray’s are standardized as you can see by the centimeter mark on the bottom of the page. Help me with this and we can prove LSJL.
One thing to note about the x-rays. Is that the whiter something is on an x-ray the denser it is while the blacker it is the less dense it is. So darker areas of the bone could be some indication of the possibility of a micro growth plate in that region.
X-Ray left hand:
X-Ray right hand:
No visible growth plates but that does not rule out microgrowth plates. You’d need a lot more than a an x-ray to detect micro growth plates. The difference in finger length does not seem to be due to swelling nor are there signs of osteoarthritic degeneration. The bumps seem to be due ganglion cysts(see below). The epiphysis on the right clamped finger is noticeably thicker. If you look at the lateral view of the right versus the left finger then the difference is extreme and noticeable.
Here’s a side to side comparison between the two fingers:
The right index finger is longer than the left although I will have to do further analysis with GIMP or have Michael or someone do independent analysis. Same with the left thumb(clamped thumb being longer than the right).
Turns out that I don’t really have osteophytes on my finger but really it’s closer to a ganglion cyst. See this image here of this photo with someone with ganglion cysts and it’s very similar to how my finger looks:
Michael: This is what I can say currently after studying the X-ray of the left & right index fingers placed right next to each other. I stared for a full 10 minutes at the picture that Tyler uploaded but could not tell any differences in in the distance between the interphylangeal joints of the right hand compared to the left hand, at least for the index fingers. This is from his own comparison pictures.
However, when I took his pictures and put the pictures together (like below), after carefully looking at the X-ray, there does seem to be a noticeable long bone length difference, where the most proximal bone of the right index finger was just SLIGHTLY longer than the one on the left hand. You have to really look at the specific bone very closely but the difference is noticeable, when viewing the left-right hand X-Ray pictures below from a higher up perspective. When they are put to side to side, there is a difference. Of course, then the question would be, was the right index finger always longer than the leftindex finger to begin with, from natural bone growth, before ever starting LSJL clamping?
When I looked at the left and right thumb bone X-Rays of the lateral perspective, the difference in thickness of the X-Rays is very noticeable. However, to me, it sort of looks like that the RIGHT thumb is thicker laterally than the LEFT one.
The Problem: I am now in a hotel for a conference in San Francisco and I don’t have an exact ruler on hand. All the measurements are done by eye. To be absolutely sure, I would need to find a ruler though, and maybe even go to a Kinkos or FedEx to blow up the X-ray pictures so that a ruler can be used to really do the most exact measurement possible.
What is obvious though is that the overall right index finger is longer. When you compare the skin edge of the right hand index finger to the one on the left hand, it is very noticeably longer.