Very little information about Tietze Syndrome and costochondritis can be found in popular scientific literature. Medical publications only have basic information, and even the internet gives limited information, which hardly addresses the personal experiences from patients. This is the reason why we created this website.
Tietze syndrome was named in 1921 after its German discoverer Dr. Alexander Tietze.
Dr. Alexander Tietze was born on 6 February 1864 in Liebnau, Neumark. He studied medicine in Breslau (Wroklau) and passed his doctoral in 1887. From 1888 til 1895 Tietze worked as assistant in the surgical clinic in Breslau. In 1894 he was promoted to surgeon andi n 1896 he became chief surgeon in the All Saints Hospital. Tietze wrote an excellent book on emergency surgery, published in 1927, and wrote many books and publications on other medical matters. Dr. Tietze died on 27 March 1927 in Breslau.