Wrist dislocation occurs when any of the eight carpal bones are dislocated. Severe pain and wrist deformity normally signals a dislocation and medical attention should be sought immediately to prevent any long term damage. Tingling in the thumb, index or middle fingers indicates nerve damage may have occurred. The most common reasons for a wrist dislocation is a fall or a traumatic event affecting the wrist directly. Surgery may be required to repair any long term damage to the wrist but immobilisation is key for aiding the recovery process.