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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!Just to confirm are these hygroma's or hematoma's? Hygromas are very common in dogs of larger size that lay on harder surfaces of the elbow whereas hematoma's are blood filled masses not typically found on the elbows?Typically hygromas do resolve on their own if you keep them from laying on the harder surfaces and keep them lean. There is also a bandage that you can purchase to provide additional relief and hopefully speed up the process. CLICK HERE for a link to this product which allows normal activity but protects the elbowsUnfortunately just as with us using our hands a lot this does take time to develop a callus and resolve but in some dogs they are a longterm issue and do need removal. My hope is that the dog leggs will allow the healing to occur and speed up the resolution of these lesions o the elbows and surgery can be avoided...Please let me know how else I can assist you both today
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