Chest Skeleton

Costochondritis & Tietze Syndrome

Tietze, a German surgeon, first described this problem of pain in the rib joints at the front of the chest in 1921. While they are closely related clinical problems they may be separate conditions. What is Costochondritis? Costochondritis involves pain and inflammation in the joints between the ribs and the costal cartilages. The costal cartilages are part of the rib cage and connect the ribs to the [...]