Could an infection from hip replacement surgery cause a diabetic to lose leg?

Rare. Infection after artificial hip or knee replacement is rare but problematic. Diabetics have a higher risk than non-diabetics however, the risk can be decreased by proper preoperative medical workup, including making sure the diabetes is well controlled (hga1c less than 6.5). Should an infection occur, we can usually resolve it in 90%+ of cases, but it would require 2-3 more surgeries.
Yes. But it would be very unusual. Infections of a hip replacement can usually be treated successfully with surgery and antibiotics.

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I have leg calve perthes had surgery when I was 10 now in a lot of pain seems hip replacement is option but I'm only 24 what other options are there?

Therapy first. Long term consequence of perthe's disease include hip dysplasia and arthritis of the hip. Due to your age you should start with therapy and activity modification. Depending on the extent of the dysplasia your surgical options include femoral osteotomy, acetabular osteotomy and hip resurfacing or replacement! you should see your orthopaedic surgeon! Read more...
Three options. I can think of at least three other options: 1)osteoplasty-removing a prominent bump if present; 2)osteotomy-cutting and realigning the femoral head to take pressure off a worn area; 3)femoral head resurfacing-covering the ball part of the joint with a metal cap if the cartilage is all worn out. Your current anatomy as evaluated by xray +/- MRI would determine the proper procedure to choose. Read more...
Probably the best. It is a good option, but not a great one since it lasts for about 20 years and you're so young. Another option is a hip fusion, which sounds extreme, but it can be converted to a total hip at a later time. Read more...

Elderly relative had hip replacement surgery, now infection in soft tissue and nerve damage?

Complication are . Infrequent.Infection a small number of people can develop an infection with a total hip replacement this complication can require further surgery to remove the prosthetic components and clean out the joint along with a course of antibiotics lasting six to eight weeks the incidence of nerve injury o-3% in primary total hip arthroplasty most common the sciatic nerve but the femoral, obturator also. Read more...