Male Russian Tortoise Missing Scales on Front Legs?

MadameFizzgig

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My tortoise Vanya is missing several scales on both of his front legs. He's the only tortoise I own, so there's no possibility of him getting into scuffs with others. It doesn't appear to be irritated under his missing scales, and he doesn't seem too bothered by it. He doesn't appear sick as all, he's still eating and moving around as usual. I was wondering what this could be, and what I could do to prevent this from continuing to happen in the future?

I've attached a photo of one of his legs, you can see the white area where the scales have fallen off.
 

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Russians are diggers and climbers and they get knocks in the process. It is probably an old injury and doesn't look of concern to me.
 
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