My Personal Analysis On Tyler’s Claims On His Finger Bones Lengthening

My Personal Analysis On Tyler’s Claims On His Finger Bones Lengthening

So Tyler has asked me to do an exact measurements on the length of his fingers for about a month now. I finally got the time to stop by the local FedEx and asked them to print a blown up copy of all the X-rays that he has shown in previous posts. I chose the option of 24″ x 36″ and printed out all 5 of the pictures, all black and white. I took the prints home, cut out the edges, and checked the length unit standards at the bottom. When I looked at the centimeter scale, which is very much like a map legend, of the X-rays for the left and right hand, they matched EXACTLY. That means that making conclusive conclusions is much easier. I don’t need to multiply by some factor like 1.15 to make the lengths of one of the X-rays to match up to the other X-Ray to work out.

How I prepared the analysis

So I folded the blown up 24″x36″ picture of the X-ray of the right hand on the axis which is parallel to the right index finger. I placed the finger bones right next to each other.

I then used a US Based measuring tape and started to check the length of the bones at the exact center.

Here is what I did find

Based on at least have a dozen extremely, almost anally, specific measurements done on the center of the proximal part of the index finger for both left and right, here is what I found…

On the right index finger, in the proximal finger bone, it is only slightly longer than the left one. How small do I mean by “slightly”? First, the 24″x36″ blown up picture has the length scale at the bottom. Comparing the inches on my measuring tape to the scale, it seems that…

1 cm of the blown up is exactly = what is almost exactly in the middle between 7/8th and 15/16th of the inches of my measuring tape (aka 29/32th) —-> 1 cm = 29/32 inch

Length of the right index finger (measured from proximal end point to end point) – 3 and 9/16th of an inch

Length of the left index finger (measured from proximal end point to end point) – between 3 and 9/16th and 3 and 19/32th of an inch

Sometimes (maybe half of the time) the measurements of the left and right hand index fingers are exactly the same, but the other half of the time, the left index finger is slightly longer, but by maybe just 1/32th of an inch on my measurement tape.

Doing a little bit of converting of the units (and then canceling out the inches terms), we get…

 (1 cm)/(29/32 inch) X (1/32 inch) = 1/29 cm = .34 mm or a little over 1/3rd of a mm

The Result

After half an hour of measuring the same two parts over and over again, being a little too anal over the length, The conclusion is that the proximal bone in the right index finger is around 1/3rd mm longer than the one on the left.

Note: About half of the time I did the measurement, it does seem like that the length measurements for the left and right index fingers were exactly the same. The other half of the time, the right one was just slightly longer than the left one (usually just 1/32rd of an inch of the tape I had). At no measurement did I ever find that the left one was slightly longer than the right index finger, at least for the middle bone part.

What else did I find?

It seems that the most significant difference in length is at the tip of the fingers, on the distal end. The very small distal bone at the tip of the right index finger always seems to be slightly longer than the left one.

  • The length of the distal end of the right index finger = 1 and 1/2 inches
  • The length of the distal end of the left index finger = 1 and 15/32th inches

The suggest that there is a difference in the tips of the index fingers, by around 1/3rd of a mm.

Further Analysis

At this point, the results show only that 50% of the time when I would do a measurement, it seems that the most proximal phalanges of the right index finger is only about 1/3rd a mm longer than the left one. Based on those results, I would say that the difference can not be used as evidence that the bones in Tyler’s index fingers actually increased in length.

I did not take any statistics & probability courses back in university so I would not be able to do any type of statistical analysis. However, I can put things into perspective.

On average, the length of that specific bone is around 3 and 9/16th inches at the middle, measured from tip to tip. That converts to 3.5625 inches X ( (1 cm)/(29/32 inch)) = (3.5625*0.90625) = 3.2285 cm

That is the length of each of these bones. Divide the 1/3rd of a mm by 3.2285 cm and we find that the difference in length between the two bones being of opposite hands is just at 1% difference. If my measurements are right, then the right finger at least at the proximal one, is maybe 1% longer than the one on the left.

6 thoughts on “My Personal Analysis On Tyler’s Claims On His Finger Bones Lengthening

    1. Tyler

      We’re not done checking the accuracy of the measurements he stated center of the finger and I think the height of the epiphysis may play a large factor.

    1. Tyler

      The measurements are not finalized yet. Measuring pixels and not adjusting for 10 degree tilt of the right index finger versus the left. I get 401 pixels for the left index finger and 407 for the right index finger. This is the highest point on the index finger proximal bone to the lowest point. That’s close to 2%. Now adjusting for ten degrees tilt that should be slightly higher. So final growth should be at least 2%. I’m not sure how much a 10 degree tilt would affect the length.

  1. Sergi

    An average person´s (lets say 5′ to 6′) leg would be around 80 or 90cm long. If Michael is correct and his measurements are accurate, a 1% increase in long bones lenght would mean that a person can only grow the legs less than 1cm, if has luck, which is very disapointing

    I´ve been more than 3 months performing very hard lsjl on both knees (and I still do), loading on the synovial joint, for about 5 or 10 min per joint, and I havent grown not even half milimiter.

    However, I admire and appreciate your work and efforts. Thanks Michael & Tyler

    1. Tyler

      Well measuring pixels I get at least closer to 2% and I can’t find a way to adjust for the angular difference between the two fingers. I gave Michael some ideas about how to get more accurate measurements so hold off on judgement until more accurate measurements are done.

      Also, Michael has not done the lateral measurements which would give a bit of test to determine measurement accuracy although I think that side of the bone is shorter than the inner side.


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