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  • The head had received a severe contusion, but he had seen greater injuries recovered from: he was by no means hopeless; he spoke cheerfully.

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  • For initial treatment of a mild contusion, remember RICE: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
  • Initial treatment of a contusion calls for ice for 10 to 15 minutes every two hours, but after a day or two, heat may be helpful.

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