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The fall of the digital rectal exam

12:00 EDT 16 Apr 2018 | KevinMD

For almost 20 years, the value of the digital rectal exam (DRE), a long time staple of the complete examination of the trauma patient, has been questioned. Performing a rectal examination on all trauma patients is no longer advocated except for a few specific indications. As recently as two months ago, trauma surgeon Michael McGonigal […]

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