My research involves taking measurements at 9 sections at different locations on the shaft of bones. I am having trouble determining which statistical methods I can use to test for significant difference in the distribution and change of the measurements as they progress along the shaft of the bone from 1-9 from one bone to the next. This also includes comparisons to many many bones. Does anyone have ideas as to how I can do this? To clarify, I have 9 measurements for each bone, all measurements are taken at 10% intervals of the total bone length. I am looking, first of all, just to compare the Left and Right pairs from within single individuals (they're monkeys). Ex: The Left and Right femora (femurs) from individual 025. The test needs to focus on the distribution of measurements for each bone, and not the size of the measurements across bones. Some individuals were larger than others, so tests such as Wilcoxon Rank Sum won't test accurately for distribution difference, only if the measurements of one individual are significantly higher than the others'. I don't know if there is a way to do this, but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!